Vegetable Juices, Inc. (VJI) has over 80 years of experience and dedication to processing premium natural vegetable flavorings. We are a fast growing, leading innovator in the food ingredient industry and are currently seeking a professional Cost Accountant to work with our Sales and Operations teams in reviewing and updating cost standards at VJI.
The Cost Accountant applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information to supplement those supplied by general accounting systems. The Cost Accountant should understand work flows, work centers and routings. This position will assure that standard costs are current and accurately reflect business conditions.
Responsibilities of this key position include:
Inventory Costing – work with Operations in developing standards for all items;
Pricing – work with Sales in reviewing product pricing; assist in developing pricing in alignment with new product costing; review and analyze monthly margin results by item;
Variance Analysis – work with Operations in reviewing/analyzing manufacturing variances; analyze monthly variances and develop business explanations for use by executive management team;
Schedule and lead the monthly variance meetings;
Understand and be able to explain absorption on Direct Labor and Overhead;
Budgeting/Expense Control – work with Operations in preparing expense budgets/forecasts and analyzing monthly departmental expense results; develop productivity measures to aid in budgeting and analyzing monthly actual results;
Participate and contribute to all customer project costing/pricing meetings;
Participate in or lead special operational/inventory projects as well as understand and be a resource for all inventory related issues;
Special Operational/Inventory Projects - as needed.
BS in Accounting, Business or equivalent;
Minimum 6 years of Experience in Cost Accounting Roles in a Manufacturing Environment with standard cost systems; Food Processing Industry a plus.
Strong Analytical Skills; Detail Oriented;
Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills;
Strong Computer Skills, including use of Microsoft Office;
Ability to Work in a Team Setting; Make Business Decisions/Recommendations.
We offer a COMPETITIVE SALARY and EXCELLENT BENEFITS, including life insurance, health, dental, vision, profit sharing, company-matched 401(k), and more. For a chance to be part of a great team environment in a fast-growing company, email your resume.
VJI is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, VJI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
About Vegetable Juices, Inc. - A Naturex Company
For more than 80 years, VJI has been a supplier of natural vegetable flavors and ingredients to food processors around the world. VJI is your one-stop source to enhance the natural flavor, visual appeal, texture, and health aspects of all your food and beverage products.