Cost Accounting Manager

Position Id: MJB4820
The Manager, Cost Accounting will own oversight of cost accounting team and related business processes and workflows. They will oversee the cost accounting systems (standard setting, product costing) and related reporting including historical cost data, variance analysis. They will work closely with Supply Chain Finance on all costing needs and reporting. This role will report to the Director, Financial Shared Services and will be located at the corporate office in Lenexa, KS.
Job Duties: Responsibilities Establish and maintain culture of accountability and process driven activities for the cost accounting team Enables meaningful costing estimates of new products born from new formulations or capabilities by working with R&D, Operations, Procurement, and Marketing Overall responsible for standard costs, related practices, and adherence for material costs, BOMs, routings, overhead, and supply chain. Supervise cost accounting team in all responsibilities including, month-end close, product costing support, system implementation and M&A integration Drive efforts around systematic reporting tools to quantify performance/variances to standards and targets. Partner with business groups to understand root cause to deliver value-add reporting and analysis Provide consolidated production variance analysis, including bridges; communicate opportunities and engage in corrective action plans Be a key partner for Supply Chain Finance and the overall business on financial analysis and action item identification Maintain complete, organized, and accurate documentation for areas of responsibilities Monitor and review finished good cost changes from monthly rollup and communicate drivers. Own standard cost definitions and adherence for material costs, BOMs, routings, overhead, and supply chain. Coordinate and approve planned changes within SAP Support month-end close by preparing journal entries and account reconciliation
Background Requirements: Qualifications BA in Accounting or Finance 5+ years of experience in Cost Accounting with progressive experience. 3+ years leading/supervising teams Experience working with SAP FI module and BI tool to extract/analyze data strongly prcosti Experience working with a large enterprise; food products industry is a plus. SAP super user, required. Required Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficient at using p.c. applications (Excel, Access, etc.) Self-starter and ability to work independently Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Able to work effectively across functions and levels
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