Golden State Foods

Cost Accounting Manager

Location US-CA-City of Industry
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JOB SUMMARY: Supports day to day plant accounting functions by providing timely and accurately reported financial information while ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.  A successful individual will have a focus on costs and areas where operational and management accounting principles will generate efficiencies for the operations.



  1. Supports Operations by monitoring, preparing and evaluting detailed analytical reports regarding costs, productivity, efficiencies, spend and associates variances. Works with the operations team to provide actional operating improvements and process improvements for cost efficiencies. (35%)


  1. Performs various general accounting activities, including but not limited to journal entries and account reconciliations. (25%)


  1. Prepare and analyze standard cost and vendor price comparison of ingredient and packaging materials to monitor and to report purchase price variances, labor efficiency variances, manufacturing variances, etc. (15%)


  1. Partners with operations and supply chain to highlight potential inventory exposures and communicate for resolution and management. (10%)


  1. Monitors the progress, the completion and the adherence to Company policies of physical inventory counts of ingredients, packaging, finished goods and spare parts. (10%)


  1. Partners with Corporate accounting and operations to monitor and track capital spending to ensure projects are closed out timely and are in line with budget (5%)


  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary (5%).


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Manufacturing and managerial cost accounting principles (E)
  • Generally accepted accounting principles (E)
  • Cost accounting (E)
  • Budgetary concepts and techniques (J)
  • Pricing concepts and techniques (J)
  • Inventory control concepts and techniques (J)
  • Relevant department concepts, procedures, and regulations (J)
  • PC word-processing/spreadsheet software applications (J)
  • Project/assignment management techniques and procedures (B)


Skill and ability to:

  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Interpret accounting problems and identify appropriate solutions
  • Interpret systems problems and identify appropriate solutions
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Prepare a variety of administrative and technical documents and reports
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed




  • Productivity/quality standards: accuracy, timeliness, and thoroughness
  • Productivity/quality standards: responsiveness and reliability
  • Systems knowledge
  • Project/assignment management
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Customer satisfaction



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