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Plant Cost Accountant

Company: Michael Foods Inc.
Location: Meadow Grove
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview: Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food. Location Description: Wakefield is one of the largest production facilities within Michael Foods. - We serve as a flex plant and are able to produce everything from a whole pasteurized egg to liquid, dried, hardboiled and curds. - Responsibilities: SUMMARY: - The plant cost accountant is responsible for for maintaining standard costs and reconciling inventories as well as assisting in the monthly close process, annual budget process, monthly key performance indicaitor reporting, weekly and mind-month trend reporting, and process order monitoring. -ACTIVITIES: -

  • Responsible for the execution and accuracy of operating reporting throughout the month (trend, plant performance, consumption, labor, etc.)
  • Monitor order variances throughput the month and act as a liaison between production and accounting to resolve discrepancies.
  • Responsible for monitoring SAP inventories to ensure their accuracy. Activities include periodic cycle counts, researching and posting variances, monitoring SAP material movements and process order variances.
  • Prepare and maintain standard cost estimates in SAP.
  • Assist in the completion of the month-end close (journal entries, order settlement, monthly variance reporting, KPI reporting).
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating plan.
  • Responsible for master data set up: resources, materials, BOMs, and recipes.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follows GMP's, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.#Firstinpeople Qualifications: EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. -EXPERIENCE:
      • Accounting work experience preferred. SAP and Cost Accounting in manufacturing a plus.
      • One to three years.
      • Demonstrate skills in all aspects of financial accounting or reporting.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with others. - (Bilingual in Spanish a plus)
      • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Aptitude for effective and efficient utilization of computer technologies.
      • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word. -LANGUAGE SKILLS:
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in group situations. - Ability to respond to questions from internal/external customers/vendors at all levels including management.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
          • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. - Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.REASONING ABILITY:
            • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
              • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license a plus.
              • Knowledge of SAP preferred.

Keywords: Michael Foods Inc., Sioux City , Plant Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Meadow Grove, Iowa

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