Cost Accountant in Petaluma, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Lagunitas Brewing Company   •  

Petaluma, CA 94952

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 54 days ago


The Cost Accounting Manager is responsible for the ongoing analysis of inventory and cost of goods sold. Provides leadership in the process development, documentation, and improvements to ERP system while offering accounting support to various operating groups. This position will be instrumental in maintaining accurate work-in-progress and perpetual inventory records, setting standard cost, manufacturing variance reporting, and assisting in analysis generation and its related accuracy.

What you'll do:

  • Run the month end process for costs and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
  • Create, review and monitor internal controls
  • Provide guidance on cycle count schedule
  • Work with warehouse staff to revolve count variances
  • Build daily production
  • Participate in Bill of Material (BOM) set up, maintenance and review for manufactured items and prepare cost estimates for new products
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Ensure that products are set up accurately in the accounting system and are categorized in the correct product line
  • Provide guidance to the business of the coding structure and accounting processes
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
  • Work with the materials review board to locate, dispose of, or establish reserves for obsolete inventory as needed
  • Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses
  • Report on margins by product and division
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

What we're looking for:

  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting/finance experience, or
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in non-durable goods manufacturing environment
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent
  • Knowledge of internal controls, cost accounting methods, and cost modeling tools and methods preferred
  • Must be able to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis
  • Strong team player able to work across multiple functions and disciplines and lead by example. Project management skills a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Trusted with sensitive and confidential material

Physical requirements:

  • Travel less than 5% throughout the year
  • Minimal lifting, bending or pulling
  • Work is typical office environment
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator
  • Frequent visits to company manufacturing environments (brewing, packaging, warehouse, etc.)

Valid Through: 2019-10-17