Manager, Cost Accounting
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The Manager, Cost Accounting plays a critical role in the growth and scale of our Finance department. You will be responsible for supporting the Cost Accounting needs for the organization. Responsibilities may include planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor. This role will also work to implement or improve the financial systems supporting the manufacturing processes. You will also be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and reporting of financial information while providing insights to the manufacturing and production cost measures. You must possess strong business acumen with the ability to effectively address both financial and operational challenges. Most importantly, you must be able to manage and lead team members in a fast-paced, evolving culture such as Green Thumb.
Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
Prepare monthly analysis of cost changes/drivers and provide margin insights to business
Build, implement, maintain, and improve standard/actual costing process
Coordinate and oversee physical inventories, SOX, and audits with plant sites
Perform operational analysis, trend projections and forecasting
Review site performance and KPI data with management; understand trends and help analyze root causes.
Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes, methods, productivity, and quality, while reducing costs
Directly manage and lead a team which can include production facility-based team members of Plant Controllers and Plant Accountants
Assist with ERP implementation and other special projects as assigned
Provide commentary and analysis of costs against expected, budget and forecast variances
Implement various manufacturing variance tracking and reporting processes
Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
Partner with supply chain and operations to understand operational issues and their impact to assist with operational decisions
Assist in annual budget process to properly forecast cost of goods sold
Investigate significant trends/variances for cost reduction regarding material, labor, overhead, and other types of costs related to manufacturing products
Manage inventory observations and cycle count programs with facility managers, suppliers, and external auditors
Special projects and ad-hoc reporting as required
Build/develop and support the operations finance team
Conduct ad hoc analyses, special projects, and other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
8 plus years of experience working in an accounting role including at least 2 years of management experience with direct reports
Proven knowledge of cost accounting principles, practices, standards, laws, and regulations
Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative, and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense, and resourcefulness
Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
Possesses a high level of critical thinking
Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information
High attention to detail and accuracy
Must pass all required background checks
Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
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