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Senior Cost Accountant

Location: Fresno, CA, United States

Job Function: Finance

Req Number: 45

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Regional Plant Controller, Spices, the Sr. Cost Accountant will be responsible for preparing monthly financial closing, reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes for the Finance team. They will support the manufacturing teams in multiple Spices locations. They will be responsible for the coordination and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner. The ideal candidate must have a great attention to detail and analyzation of data to be successful in this role. They must be able to prioritize and complete multiple projects timely.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Implement and ensure proper financial and process controls are in place and adhered to.
  • Create and maintain the plants’ absorption-based production standards and actualized cost related activities.
  • Responsible for preparing accurate monthly financial closing activities and reporting.
  • Oversight of process order variance analysis, data integrity, plant spending & Key Performance Indicator metrics.
  • Key contributor and leader from a financial perspective with the on-site team.
  • Collaborate with leadership teams to complete timely forecasts and budgets.
  • Direct internal reviews with Key Stakeholders.
  • Analyze working capital by providing perpetual inventory, monitoring cycle and/or physical inventories, and reporting of variances to senior leadership.
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and analyze reporting to be used in decision making.
  • Review ad hoc analysis and perform other responsibilities as assigned. 


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field is required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant finance experience is required.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, and SAP, BI, Excel4Apps and other integrated reporting solutions is a plus.
  • Excellent teamwork, relationship building, and coordinative skills is required.
  • Must be able to work with diverse team across various geographies is required.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, presentation, and listening is required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment is required.

The pay for this role in the state of California ranges from $84,000 - $109,000 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on a candidate’s experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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