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Cost Accountant - Essentia

Company: Lauridsen Group Inc.
Location: Lytton
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Through committed service and sustainable proteins solutions, Essentia is dedicated to building a better business for our customers. We do this by holding true to our values: Teamwork, Respect, Agility, Creativity and Knowledge. The Cost Accountant will partner with finance personnel to analyze and understand the impacts to the business of production and changes in costs. This position will also identify areas for process improvements while focusing on efficiency and value to management.**JOB DUTIES:****Costing**+ Reconcile monthly inventory movements for raw material inventories.+ Complete and process requisitions and purchase orders for necessary plant expenses, entering information into INFOR software to ensure the highest level of accuracy and timeliness.+ Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing on spending and production volume variances+ Provide valuable cost analysis to management focusing on cost reduction+ Lead the preparation of monthly results to senior management.+ Research, maintain, and periodically review cost allocation methodologies+ Optimize efficiency by streamlining and automating complex cost accounting processes+ Work closely with manufacturing leadership to establish and maintain a solid understanding of production operations, inventory and yield calculations+ Support, analyze, and assist in the preparation and review of the company's annual operating budget.+ Collaborates with production staff to resolve discrepancies and develop an understanding of daily production yields.+ Supporting fixed asset capital spending and tracking requirements.+ Create & review monthly expense comparatives.+ Assist in helping to foster a culture of transparency between the plant and corporate offices.+ Generate various ad hoc reports as requested+ Represent plant finance on cross functional teams designed to improve operations and reduce costs+ Assist with month end duties to support the efficiency of the team+ Provide analytics and explanations of monthly results as required+ Assist with maintaining company processes and controls and performing accounting and financial analysis+ Ensure all financial and operational transactions for the location are accurately captured**JOB REQUIREMENTS:**+ General accounting knowledge and the ability to ensure fully functioning and accurate accounting processes+ General knowledge of accounting standards/procedures and cost accounting methodologies+ Ability to input and access a variety of operational and financial information+ Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data+ Intermediate to advanced Excel abilities, utilizing pivot tables, macros and MS queries.+ Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to prioritize multiple work assignments simultaneously+ Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities+ Ability to apply accounting formulas and/or perform mathematical calculations.+ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing+ Ability to work with other related projects as requested by the manager**BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:**Approximate: _ Hour Day (may be longer during peak season**Key:**Occasional = 0% - 33%Frequent = 34% - 66%Continuous = 67% - 100%N/A = Not ApplicableStanding - OccasionalSitting - ContinuousWalking - OccasionalBending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - OccasionalReaching Above Shoulder - OccasionalClimbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional**Working on Heights:**Unprotected Heights - N/AProtected Heights - N/ALifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - FrequentPush/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/MaterialsWeighing from 0 to 50 pounds - OccasionalBeing Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - OccasionalOperating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - OccasionalRead/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - N/A**Hand Movements:**Recording Data - ContinuousOperating Office Equipment - ContinuousOperating Computer - ContinuousSimple Grasping (right and left) - FrequentFirm Grasping (right and left) - FrequentFine manipulating (right and left) - FrequentFoot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - N/AGood Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to AccessRequired Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesColor Definition - YesGood Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicateand/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesAbility to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - YesOffice - ContinuousMultiple Locations - OccasionalPlant - OccasionalEquipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - OccasionalRough Terrain - N/AOther - N/A**JOB QUALIFICATIONS:**Education:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management preferredExperience:Minimum of three years accounting experience requiredStrong Excel skills requiredIntermediate PowerPoint or similar presentation software experience

Keywords: Lauridsen Group Inc., Sioux City , Cost Accountant - Essentia, Accounting, Auditing , Lytton, Iowa

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