Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-MO-Joplin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/1/2018 3:54 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1594
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Field
    Administration/Accounting (Finance)
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/20/2018
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First Shift
  • Overview

    This position provides multi-plant cost support for Carthage and Joplin Missouri. Some travel will be required. Provides financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, and reporting cost data. Reviews daily production reports and prepares and submits accurate and timely cost quotes for new products. Oversee the completion and accuracy of financial statements. Ensure that proper accounting procedures are followed. Assist in preparation of budgets. Control finished goods and raw material inventories. Responsible for preparing accurate and timely cost estimates to support internal and external inquiries on plant costs. Assist with payroll, billing and other special projects as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops cost quotes for new products based on information gathered from marketing, R&D and production. Responsible for tracking and monitoring quotes to ensure that they are completed accurately and on time.
    • Daily review of work orders to ensure reasonableness of data reported.                                    
    • Responsible for initial setup of finished goods into JDE as well as any subsequent standard changes                                
    • Reconciliation of Raw Material and Finished Goods inventories. Entering material journal entries during the month and at month end close.
    • Tracking and charging back costs associated with R&D test runs.
    • Confirms costs by collecting, interpreting, and reporting data.
    • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
    • Assist with physical inventories at the plant. Ensure that proper inventory procedures are used in the physical inventory process. Assist auditors as needed. Complete the cycle count in JDE.
    • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
    • Assist with month end close and preparation of annual budgets
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Min 3 yrs experience in Standard Cost Accounting in manufacturing environment preferred.
    • High-energy personality with strong Excel experience.
    • JDE experience a plus.
    • Organization and time management skills with ability to interface with multiple functional areas (Production, Logistics, Finance, etc)
    • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently and accurately while meeting tight deadlines and giving the highest attention to detail.
    • High degree of communication skills
    • First-hand experience of planning, budgeting and forecasting
    • Used to working in fast moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard
    • Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations

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