Cost Accountant

Organization: c/o Management Recruiters of Berkeley

Organization Type: Plant Based Food Company

Location: North Bay, California

Salary Range:  Competitive


Company Description:

Our client is a fast-growing manufacturer of alternative dairy products, with a team of dedicated and compassionate people striving towards a common goal, providing delicious food good for your health, the planet and the animals.  We’re looking for individuals who are socially-conscious and entrepreneurial.

Position Overview:

The primary duties of this position involve plant cost accounting and expense control. The secondary responsibility will be monthly financial reporting and to oversee the staff accountant who is responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. The position reports to the CFO.

Position Requirements:

MUST HAVE – Manufacturing background.
Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA, CMA, or MBA preferable or equivalent, complementary work experience.
Minimum 5 years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a manufacturing organization. A strong emphasis should be put on knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting, and GAAP.
Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant’s financial results.
Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.
Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant and functional.
Must have a broad enough understanding of the business to be credible, make impactful changes, and support other projects that impact areas outside of accounting and reporting.
Focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of non-valued activities.
Experience in ERP reporting systems.
Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
Working knowledge of short and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.

Personal Attributes:

Our client is looking for individuals who are socially- conscious, entrepreneurial with multiple core competencies and who can put team before the ego. They offer a casual, rewarding and supportive work environment, and are committed to providing employees with ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development.


For further information or to offer referrals please contact:


Jean Geddes | Project Recruiter

Management Recruiters of Berkeley

25+ Years of Search Excellence

Direct: 510.898.9316 Cell: 949-290-7013 | jgeddes@mrberkeley.com | www.mrberkeley.com


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