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Senior Cost Accountant in Long Beach, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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* For IMMEDIATE consideration please email your resume to or contact VOLT and ask for Kathryn Bonilla at 562-384-5327 for more information about this position. *

I have a Direct Hire position for a Senior Cost Accountant that we are looking to hire IMMEDIATELY for leading innovator, designer and producer of custom savory and bakery products worldwide. Below is the description:

Job Description:
Job Title: Senior Cost Accountant

 City: Carson
State: California
Job Duration: Direct Hire
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time / Hourly
Schedule: M-F Must be flexible to OT if necessary
Pay Rate: $65k

The Senior Cost Accountant duties and functions directly support the Plant Controller in a Food manufacturing environment. This includes sales and cost/variance analysis in preparing weekly Profit and Loss statements. This position is responsible for cost control and reporting for the site, implementing and overseeing the costing policies, procedures in developing and implementing costing initiatives. The position interacts with the development, business development and operations teams in gathering information and changing processes, as required. This position is responsible for presenting costing projects and capital expenditure projects to the management team.

The Senior Cost Accountant will be part of the Group Finance function and will assist with the development and co-ordination of Group costing projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews manufacturing operations to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Develops and rolls out profit improvement projects surrounding manufacturing environment
  • Performs post launch audits as scheduled by development / management team
  • Provides weekly variance and costing information to management team
  • Performs margin analysis on a per SKU, per customer basis and report to management.
  • To apply the commercial and operational control systems (e.g. NPD, Promo’s, DWOR, Variances). To identify areas of improvement / weaknesses and suggest modifications as appropriate.
  • To ensure that weekly and monthly reports are prepared (and submitted), and that exceptions are identified and commented upon. To support the business managers, ensuring that they understand the information generated and are using it to improve performance.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager and the rest of the site management team prepare the monthly commentary for the site.
  • To prepare and post month end journals, review the results and reconcile to expected figures.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager prepare the quarterly rolling forecasts and annual business plans for review by the US Board.
  • Generate Ad-Hoc information (normally commercial, purchasing or operational related) to support the analysis of business performance.
  • Works with development team on costing new products, as well as, material and labor costing for all new projects
  • Partners with purchasing and planning teams to ensure favorable inventory levels are maintained
  • Ongoing review of costing standards to ensure accuracy and up to date information is reflected
  • Provide support and detailed information for financial audits including Inventory reports, reconciliations, and full explanations of systems and accounting practices
  • Works cross functionally with teams to ensure best use of systems, processes is utilized to educate and affect the decision-making process
  • Is punctual, on time, and adheres to company policies.
  • Other reasonably related functions to the position as may be assigned by management.
  • Has functional literacy and oral communication skills in English for safety and following job specific instructions.
  • Can function under highly stressful conditions and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common tasks.
  • Member of the site executive team, providing direct support to the Plant Controller, and cover position as needed


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Working towards an advanced degree or a certification is a plus. This position requires a minimum of three (3) years general/cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have experience with cost accountancy.
  • Experience in a food production facility preferred but not required.
  • Must have manufacturing experience.
  • Must have advanced competency in MS Word and Excel software, 10-key by touch.
  • Working knowledge of Syspro or compatible accountancy/ inventory software
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are also required.


  • Medical, dental, vision, Life, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, Accidental/Critical Illness
  • 401k with Company match
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Vacation
  • Company Paid Holidays


  • Cost Accounting: 3 years (Required)
  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

About Company:

The Company is a leading innovator, designer and producer of custom savory and bakery products worldwide. The Group is a top supplier of fresh prepared foods in 17 categories across 10 countries. They have over 19,000 dedicated employees operating from 39 locations.

The company works with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands. The products we make are prepared ready to eat, ready to reheat or ready to cook. We make them just like they’re made at home, starting with high-quality ingredients, carefully selected from growers, our own farms and from suppliers we trust.

Our customer driven approach, culinary focus, values and culture makes us a distinctive employer of choice in the United States and the world.

Kathryn Bonilla 
Volt Workforce Solutions
1515 West 190th Street #103 Gardena, CA 90248
t 562.384.5327 |  310.316.8523 | 23510