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Cost Accountant (KL26620) in Greater Janesville Area at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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Cost Accountant (KL26620)

Our client is a leading global food manufacturer and distributor looking for a Plant Cost Accountant to join their team.  With a large and growing accounting and finance team, there is significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the organization.  The company boasts a team-oriented culture and provides its’ employees with excellent benefits and equips them with the tools and training necessary to succeed.

The Cost Accountant will be involved in the daily financial operations of the manufacturing plant and be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


  • The Cost Accountant will determine, analyze and report costs of business projects and record results.
  • Update standard and actual costs in the bill of materials.
  • Oversee daily manufacturing order and reconciliation of all production and inventory movement.
  • General ledger account reconciliations and analysis as required.
  • Record and report on project cost data for use by management.
  • Produce, analyze, and communicate product profitability reports.
  • Coordinate and oversee the month-end closing process working directly with the corporate accounting team to include WIP processing, inventory control and analysis, etc.
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and annual inventory cycle counts.
  • Assist with plant forecasting and budgeting.
  • Assist Plant Controller in supervision and support of plant accounting staff including plant payroll processes.
  • The Cost Accountant will assist with other duties and special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

The Cost Accountant will possess the following:


  • The Cost Accountant will have 1+ years of accounting experience. Manufacturing industry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general accounting principles. Experience with cost accounting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization is a must.
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office products. Experience with SAP preferred.
  • The Cost Accountant will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

Equal Opportunity Employer