Cost Accountant

Job Description
Job Description

Assists the Plant Controller in preparation, review, and analysis of standard costs and variances. Responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely production usage variance reports, inventory reconciliations and standard cost variances.

Process Orders - Review the process order input and outputs for accuracy to manual production records.

Inventory Reconciliations - Review inventory levels within SAP and reconcile to physical inventory reports. Determine root causes for differences and provide suggestions to reduce those differences.

Process Order Errors - Review goods movementís errors in SAP and make the necessary corrections to process those errors.

Process Order Variances - Review process order variances to determine root causes and identify changes to BOMís and routing to reduce those variances.

Variance Reporting - Prepare usage variance reports for distillery and ingredients production operations.

Production Reporting - Make updates to various reports used to track actual production to operating plan targets.

Cycle Counts - Review variances caused by cycle counts that are posted by plant operations and assist in identifying corrective actions to reduce the variances.

A/P Issues - Follow-up with A/P Staff and provide resolutions for outstanding issues related to invoice processing.

Performance Reporting - Assist in the preparation of weekly performance reports against pre-defined KPIís for plant operations.

Offsite Inventory Reconciliation - Prepare reconciliations of offsite inventory records to SAP, follow-up on differences with offsite warehouse locations and make corrections to perpetual inventory records.

Cost Center Expense Reports - Update worksheets with actual expenses for plant operations to determine spending variances to operating plan budgets.

Freight Reconciliation - Review actual freight charges and reconciliation to accrued product freight and make the necessary accounting entries to correct general ledger accruals.

Standard Cost Review - Review variance information and make recommendations to update BOMs and Routings.

Monthly Financial Reporting Packet - Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reporting packets by updating spreadsheets and assembling various reports from SAP system.

Performance Reporting - Assist in the preparation of monthly performance reports against pre-defined KPIs for plant operations.

A/P Accrual - Review outstanding A/P invoices and prepares monthly accruals for posting to general ledger.

Required Skills

Able to think strategically and make data-based proposals

Must be able to operate independently and work effectively with experienced plant personnel

SAP experience preferred

Advanced training/understanding of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel etc.).

Required Experience
Experience setting standard costs and analyzing operating variances.

ERP System experience mandatory.

B.S. in Finance or Accounting.

1-3 years of experience in cost accountant role.


MGP Ingredients, Inc

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