Cost Accounting Manager

Job Description
Additional Location Info:
4225 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
ý(630) 281-5000

Job Description

John Morrell & Co, a member of the John Morrell Food Group located in Lisle, IL is looking for a Manager of Cost Accounting.

The Manager of Cost Accounting will support the operations finance/manufacturing accounting functions by providing/assisting in plant reporting and analysis, performing month-end close activities, assuring bill of material maintenance and control, oversee product standard cost integrity, participate in new item cost generation, and developing systemic reporting solutions.

Position Responsibilities:

Identify and apply plant incurred variances to material for period-end close. This is a very detailed process that requires complete understanding of where variances are generated and rolling them up from lowest level to finished goods.

Complete month-end close tasks ensuring strict adherence to the closing schedule.

Perform variance analysis by working closely with the Plant Controller's and Plant Manager's. This pertains to systems functionality/flow as well as yields, labor and overhead related variances (both spending and volume related).

Improve labor standard setting and review.

Perform and manage Bill of Material audits to satisfy corporate policies.

Work with Plant Controller and Corporate Operations Finance on all product/cost requests.

Review and approve/not approve all WIP codes that are presented.

Enter all required Ops Finance information for new product setup.

Final cost approval for all new items established in SAP.

Actively participate in the completion of the annual operating budget.

Develop management reports for the plants and corporate to support decision making.

Perform special projects as directed by Director of Operations Reporting & Systems.

Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance tasks are followed and complete periodic compliance reviews.

Train and develop support staff

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

2-5 years Cost Accounting Experience Required

Meat related/ Plant experience preferred

SAP (Material Master, PP – BOM Maint, FICO, CO-PA) experience is desired

Demonstrate initiative, accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Understanding of Sarbanes Oxley controls

Ability to communicate with all levels of management

Excellent Microsoft Office skillsý


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