Golden State Foods

Cost Accounting Manager

Location US-GA-Conyers
Job ID
2021-10138

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:   Directs day to day department cost accounting functions to provide timely and accurate information on costing, pricing, reporting, and resource allocation, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Monitors and analyzes department financial accounts, making period-end journal entries and reconciling overhead expenses to ensure accuracy and cost effectiveness, in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. (20%)
  1. Compiles, monitors, and analyzes cost changes and related reports (quarterly pricing, pricing schedules, cost savings projects) in products, raw materials, overhead, manufacturing methods, and wages to facilitate pricing decisions. (20%)
  1. Collaborates with liquid products operations to ensure continuity and clarify of financial information and performance and to facilitate financial analysis. (20%)
  1. Supervises assigned staff to ensure performance of timely, accurate, and thorough cost accounting functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, to maintain computerized inventory systems, and to ensure timely and accurate order processing (10%)
  1. Oversees operations and maintenance of computerized standard cost and inventory systems to ensure availability of accurate and timely information. (10%)
  1. Conducts the budget process, collaborating with operations to establish overhead expense targets, labor standards, yield standards, and usage standards, and verifying that expenses and standards are reconciled and followed during the year. (10%)
  1. Participates in the capital budget process, ensuring that capital projects are appropriately budgeted in compliance with GSF policies and procedures. (5%)
  1. Evaluates special projects and feasibility studies (new products, customers, methods or services) to determine impact on costs and revenues. (5%)
  2. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.

LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

Manages a small staff

 

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

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

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:

 

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Cost Accounting from an accredited college or university.

 

Experience:

3 to 6 years of related work experience in cost accounting and computerized inventory systems in a manufacturing environment.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

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

  • Generally accepted accounting principles (E)
  • Cost accounting (E)
  • Budgetary concepts and techniques (E)
  • Pricing concepts and techniques (E)
  • Inventory control concepts and techniques (J)
  • Relevant department concepts, procedures, and regulations (J)
  • AS400 computing environment (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

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