Cost Accountant


Lisle, IL

What you'll be doing

Work with plant controllers to develop variance forecast and variance explanations. Work with plant controllers to track cost savings projects. Ensure that cost savings are measure appropriately. Key contact for plant controllers, engineering, operations, and business. Assist in resolving financial issues and understanding product cost. Perform month-end close activities. This includes posting journal entries, sweeping plant variances, and account reconciliations. Identify and apply plant incurred variances to material for period-end close. This is a very detailed process that requires complete understanding of where variances are generated and rolling them up from lowest level to finished goods. Identify and apply corporate location variances to finished goods for customer P&L reporting in CO-PA. This includes kicking-off, monitoring, and reconciling the top-down assessment of variances in CO-PA to the general ledger. Assist in annual operating budget development. This includes reconciling cost roll-up to budget for full absorption. Perform cost roll-up for weekly production cost update and P&L forecasting. Work with plant controllers to update and set-up bill of material. This includes reviewing changes with management for approval. Perform annual price testing for external auditors and lead plant compliance audit with compliance manager. Develop management reports for plants and corporate to support decision making. Perform special projects as needed.

What your background should be

Required Schooling / Training

Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required.

Who is the client company

One of the world's largest pork producer and processor.
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