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Cost Accountant

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This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2017.

We are a state of the art food processing company with sales of more than $75M and are looking to hire a Cost Accountant who specializes in a manufacturing and production facility.

Overview Under the general supervision of the CFO, the successful candidate will prepare product cost quotations on new products, while reporting and analyzing weekly operations results and customer/product profitability for use by management in controlling and monitoring efficiencies and margin. The accountant will support cross-functional teams on various projects in identifying areas for change and making recommendations while managing multiple demands and competing priorities. Key Responsibilities Review new product quotations in a timely manner, and interact with the marketing team and plant managers to provide support as needed Responsible for various month end activities Report and analyze weekly operations results and support team in completing weekly cost processing Provide sales and margin analysis on products and customers as needed Work closely with team and other departments during the budgeting process with tasks such as compiling sales forecasts, analyzing material waste factors and determining labour standards Take on ad hoc projects as assigned, such as tracking of actual savings on capital expenditures projects, material waste reductions, and standard cost/labour efficiency validations, and be accountable for their completion Participate in conducting and valuing physical inventories Suggest process improvements to achieve greater efficiency while maintaining accuracy Qualifications BBA or B.Comm with a major in finance or accounting Preferably 5+ years of experience in plant or cost accounting within a manufacturing environment Experience within the CPG environment a definite asset Possess a CMA designation or in the final stages of completion Advanced MS Excel skills including Pivots and Formula/Functions required Hands on experience applying knowledge of costing and accounting principles within a standard costing plant environment Ability to organize and prioritize workload Effective written and verbal communication skills Must be detail oriented and able to deliver on a timely manner A self starter with the willingness for continuous learning All applications must indicate salary expectations and be accompanied by a recent resume. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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