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Senior Cost Analyst – California
Posted by Tara Schwartz, email@example.com
A market leader in fresh frozen herbs and other specialty culinary products, has an opening for a Senior Cost Analyst. This position is responsible for all facets of cost accounting and for providing analysis and insight of company operational and financial results. It is the key contributor to annual fiscal budget preparation and period forecasting, and to the month end and fiscal year end close processes. It works cross functionally across the organization to perform root cause analysis and to continuously improve. It provides oversight to the financial aspects of operational activities including variance analysis, production costing, inventory control and reporting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Broadly, works collaboratively across the organization to develop, maintain, analyze, prepare, and report cost and financial data.
Maintain standard costs for products and cost forecasts for forward looking projections.
Review production cost data for accuracy; working cross functionally, determine root-cause and implement solutions.
Perform monthly analysis on financial data to explain variances and ensure accuracy. Distributes monthly operational and cost related reports.
Perform quarterly analytical reviews, such as standard cost review and manufacturing variances. Communicate results and make necessary adjustments.
Participate in month end close process and report distribution.
Working with the CFO and Controller, contribute to the preparation of the annual budget.
Working with respective department managers, obtain forecasts of projected spend for expenses and projects. Communicate to leadership and update systems accordingly.
Develop and maintain formulations (bill of materials) for standard costing purposes.
Working with R&D, production, and supply chain, prepare cost estimates for new products and formulations. Update tables and reports that use cost data.
Key team member in fiscal year end closing.
Assist in special projects as necessary.
Actively participate in system implementations, upgrades and reporting improvements.
Perform any other related activities as required or assigned.
Qualification Requirements & Preferences:
S. Degree in Business, Accounting or a related field, equivalent experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA and/or Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years related experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to interact and collaborate successfully with all levels and functional areas.
Must have proficiency with business operating systems, accounting systems and Microsoft Office Programs.