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Cost Accountant

Posted by Miyoko's Kitchen on 24 Oct 2017 | Share

Job basics

  • Location: San Francisco, California 94124
  • Country: United States
  • Industry Types: Production and Manufacturing
  • Categories: Accounting and Finance
  • Foods: Lifestyle- Fair Trade/Gluten Free/Kosher, etc.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: CFO
  • # of Direct Reports: TBD
 
Job Description

We are a fast growing manufacturer of alternative dairy products, currently located in Fairfax and will soon be opening a new manufacturing plant in Petaluma.

The ideal candidate will have an immediate affinity with our aspiration to help people embrace a more humane and environmentally friendly lifestyle through their food choices. Candidates who are extremely flexible and adaptable to a start-up work environment, have strong communication skills and connect through positive and respectful interactions, will be top on our list.

The primary duties for this position involve plant cost accounting and expense control, secondary responsibility will be to assist with the monthly financial reporting. The position reports to the CFO. 

Please Note - Must Have: Manufacturing background.

Duties will entail: 

  • Prepare, maintain and analyze product standard costs
  • Oversee and reconcile inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory
  • Assist in preparation of capital appropriations requests
  • Track/review cost reduction projects and maintain required reporting
  • Identify issues and proactively initiate analysis (labor, material usage, spending, etc.)
  • Cost reduction monitoring, reporting, and results auditing (where applicable)
  • Assist with the monthly closing process.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and prior year.
  • Prepare special projects and financial analysis for discussions with management concerning product investment and/or pricing decisions.
  • Assist with financial audits as needed and provide recommendations for procedural improvements and control deficiencies
  • Other duties as assigned by CFO.
Job Requirements

Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA, CMA, or MBA preferable or equivalent, complementary work experience

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a manufacturing organization. A strong emphasis should be put on knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting.
  • Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant’s financial results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required
  • Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant
  • Must have a broad enough understanding of the business to be credible, make impactful changes, and support other projects that impact areas outside of accounting and reporting
  • Focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of non-valued activities.
  • Experience in ERP reporting systems.
  • Strong MS Office skill set, especially Excel.

about Miyoko's Kitchen

Miyoko’s Kitchen is the first artisanal vegan cheese company located in Fairfax, CA. We are expanding rapidly and will soon be opening a new manufacturing plant in Petaluma. Here in our facility, we hum with excitement to make and deliver scrumptious alternative dairy products, and more recently, have added vegan butter to our product line. We’re constantly innovating to bring delicious new additions to our whole-foods, plant-based product line.

Our team is made up of dedicated and compassionate folks striving towards a common goal.  We offer a casual, rewarding and supportive work environment, and we’re committed to providing employees with ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development. We’re looking for individuals who are socially conscious, entrepreneurial with multiple core competencies and who can put team before the ego. We’re especially interested in individuals who have an immediate affinity with our aspiration to help others embrace a more humane and environmentally friendly lifestyle through their food choices. Those who are extremely flexible and adaptable to a start-up work environment, and connect through positive and respectful interactions will be top on our list.