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Cost Accounting Manager

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Cost Accounting Manager is responsible for financial management for all GLC plant inventories. The manager will analyze, study, and collect data to determine the true cost of business activities, including product production, raw material purchases, inventory and labor.

Job Responsibilities

• Supervise and coordinate the work of a Cost Accountant.  
• Direct and participates in developing and maintaining standard manufacturing costs.  
• Direct and participates in cost analyses and rate studies.  
• Analyze the effects of inventory transactions upon account relationships.  
• Provide analysis of manufacturing variances and the month end close of financial activity. 
• Direct and participates in completing inventory compilation and valuation to obtain accurate inventory values and sales/ production records. 
• Direct and participates in analyzing actual manufacturing costs and prepare reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs. 
• Validate the cost of new products and new processes, and develop BOM and standards costs. 
• Direct and participates in identifying weaknesses in existing internal controls and costing system processes that have a direct or indirect effect on inventory and costs.   
• Propose changes in these processes that will result in improved efficiency and financial reporting, transactional and data accuracy.  
• Propose new internal controls that will result in improved transactional integrity. 
• Work with all levels of the company to coordinate, analyze, prepare and present data to assure profitability, including routine analysis and special project analysis.   
• Work with operations management to identify opportunities to improve performance and reduce costs. 
• Assist with special projects, as necessary.  
• Identify key performance indicators that are relevant and will drive profitability. 
• All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures. 
• All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program. 
• Other duties as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. 
  • 7 years of cost accounting experience or more, and 2 or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • SAP experience. 
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes.   
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions based on expertise and experience.    
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve.   
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, with an expertise in Excel with ability to perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to interact with management and all levels of production. 
  • Exceptional analytical skills. 
  • Strong planning and organization skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Master’s degree in Management, Accounting or Finance.

Working Conditions

• Work is performed in an office setting.
• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer