Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Senior Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Hayward
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 11:25 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Administration/Accounting (Finance)
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Applies principles of cost accounting in the performance of analysis to provide detailed COGM reporting by performing the following duties.


    • Research and collect data to determine COGM, including but not limited to raw materials packaging and labor and overhead costs.
    • Research changes in production methods and activities, formulations, raw materials changes, to determine impact on COGM.

    -  Prepares mock cost analysis of new products, using cost router Excel tool and company workflow process

    -  Bill of material master data maintenance in JDE

    -  Labor and overhead router data maintenance in JDE

    • Prepares and distributes weekly manufacturing variance reports to assist Operations Management.

    -  Perform analysis of actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly) report of standard costs to actual production costs.

    -  Prepare and distribute Operations Management with Operations reports outlining and comparing factors impacting standard costs.

    Scrap Report

    Labor utilization

    -  Compile data to prepare recurring and non-recurring M/E journal entries for manufacturing activities.


    • Perform product line studies, including waste factors.
    • Conduct F/G BOM’s audits to insure BOM’s and R & D finished goods formulas; packaging and labor are in synchronicity.

    -  Thorough knowledge of inventory management process/controls.

    -  Management of cycle count process  

    • Participates in the preparation of annual manufacturing budget.
    • Fixed Asset Management – reviews and manages the overall capital expenditure process, including reporting, audits, asset additions/disposals/transfer/sales, in addition to overall administrative oversight, e.g. documentation and asset tagging.
    • Other tasks as assigned by Plant Controller or General Manager


    • BA degree in Accounting/Finance
    • Minimum of 2 years as related experience preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
    • Knowledge of JDE System Platform
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to work well in a “team” environment.
    • Must be proficient skills in written and oral communications, and personal computing and Excel.
    • Must be able to work under time constraints.


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