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Cost Accountant in Green Bay, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Green Bay Willowbrook

Job Type:

Finance Cost Accounting

Job Posting Title:

Cost Accountant

Job Description:

The Cost Accountant is an accounting position within the Green Bay Financial Shared Service team.  This position reports to the Cost Accounting Manager, while receiving daily work direction from the Senior Cost Accountants on the team.

This person will perform standard cost analysis to be used for commercialization decision making and ensure accurate standard costs are set for the company’s inventory. This position should possess an understanding of costing activities and how these cost drivers are linked to products, processes, and customers.  The Cost Accountant will handle simple to moderate issues and problems, referring more complex issues to the Senior Cost Accountants. As part of this role, the person needs to perform month-end activities, including journal entries, reconciliations for inventory accounts, and consolidation reports published by the Cost Accounting team.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Month-end close tasks including preparation of journal entries, and other various analysis of inventory and standard cost of goods sold accounts
  • Prepare consolidation reports for inventory reconciliations, inventory cycle count reporting, and inventory reserve reporting, all of which are key internal controls for the company
  • Monitors the commercialization workflow projects under the direction of the Cost Accounting Manager by reviewing the standard cost on all projects that the company is interested in producing. Partners with a Senior Cost Accountant when more complex projects arise for guidance
  • Participates in bill of material training and support cost savings projects related to SAP implementations and acquisitions as requested
  • Performs job duties under Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and participates in internal and external audits as requested

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Must be a highly motivated / self-starting individual who can use their work experience and education to prepare cost analysis
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, consistently meeting deadlines with accurate and detailed results
  • Requires strong analytical skills and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Ability to create reports and document procedures in standard format
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions timely in a professional manner
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required:  Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 1-3 years progressive cost accounting experience.
  • Travel:  Occasional travel to business meetings.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.