Senior Cost Accountant

Mizkan America, Inc - Owensboro, KY 42303 (Old Owensboro area)
January 6, 2021
Sr. Cost Accountant
Mizkan America Inc
52 reviews
Owensboro, KY 42303
Mizkan America Inc
52 reviews
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COMMENTS: The Senior Cost Accountant will work for Mizkan America, Inc. at the Owensboro, Kentucky sauce plant (Ragu). The plant is a high-speed processing and packaging facility which produces sauces for both the Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands. This position will report to the Plant Controller. This job description reflects assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned
SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining general ledger accounts and performing other accounting related activities related to the supply chain activities for Mizkan. Prepares necessary information for financial and/or management reporting, tax/audit compliance and other F & A organizational needs. Documents and maintains processes that ensure appropriate internal controls are established.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as a business partner to the plant finance and accounting team, bringing an understanding of finance, value creation and business drivers
Co-partnership of being responsible for month end closing and analysis of plant cost centers
Analysis of product cost and or financial elements monthly
Assist in monthly and annual physical inventory
Support Federal and State reporting functions, compliance and audits
Research complete accounting and tax issues
Clean up master data related to production version and routing in SAP
Backup for production execution for the plant
Monitor and audit monetary operations in the Owensboro plant and ensure transactions/activities follow the Mizkan F & A policies and external government rules and regulations
Work closely with the plant finance and operations management to deliver annual budget and costing templates
Assist in the analysis of business results and General Ledger accounts, recommending actions to maintain controls and deliver business results
Support all new product costing estimates/calculations
Perform period-end financial closing responsibilities, including preparing journal entries, performing account reconciliations and resolving reconciling items
Perform complete analysis of all product cost elements on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and trend information including annual cost rolls, scrap factor updates, budget forecasting formulation
Assume back up support for Production Execution in the absence of the Finance Analyst
Prepare and distribute daily/weekly/monthly reports and other supporting reports for management purposes
Maintain the book and tax fixed asset records including CIP, additions/disposals, and depreciation expense
Assists in all accounting related audits and inventory related projects
Support the federal and state reporting function, including compliance data collection, reporting and audit support
Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures to maintain strong internal controls and ensure compliance with GAAP
Research complex accounting and/or tax issues and recommends proper treatment
Analyze Capital Project proposals, track progress of approvals, and actual / forecasts spending vs authorized amounts
Other duties as assigned by Controller
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related accounting experience required
CPA and/or MBA is a plus
Experience in SAP accounting system strongly preferred
Experience in manufacturing
Experience in practical application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Highly organized, strong attention to detail
Strong work ethic, high integrity
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization
Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong Computer Literacy skills
Ability to travel as needed
Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines
Ability to exhibit a professional business-like appearance and demeanor