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Cost Analyst

It all started with a cornfield and a common vision of a vertically-integrated egg products solution, managing the entire process from grain to finished product. This vision led Rembrandt Foods to become a leading egg ingredient producer in the United States, with global distribution. We supply egg ingredients to food manufacturers, brand owners, foodservice industries, and pet care manufacturers. Our expertise touches virtually every food category, including: mayonnaise and sauces, baked goods, confections, pasta and noodles, nutritional beverages and bars, and prepared foods.
Cost Analyst
Job Summary:
The Cost Analyst develops internal and external partnerships, manages month end activities, leverages assets to maximize performance and minimize waste, identifies risks and opportunities in product movement, builds an understanding of the impact of product mix and new products, and reports key performance metrics. The Cost Analyst constructs and monitors efficient data accumulation systems to provide an appropriate level of costing support for the plant and business owners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts day-to-day general ledger accounting and reconciliation, financial reporting and analysis for assigned functional areas, and safeguards data accuracy.
Improves performance through process efficiencies and value added enhancements
Compiles current and past trends using key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
Prepares monthly consolidation of executive financial package and supports business partner in root cause analysis and solutions into plant variances and partners with operational staff in order to prepare and execute programs to eliminate negative variances
Completes monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analysis
Constructs and maintains data accumulation systems for an accurate cost accounting system, by SKU, by variable and fixed components
Develops and monitors existing performance indicators, tracks expenses and revenues vs. budget and reforecast and analyzes fluctuations
Produces a full monthly reconciliation which ensures that the P&L and Balance Sheet maintains a high degree of accuracy
Coordinates the input and distribution of Dashboard report(s) including financial reports, charts, tables and other exhibits
Reviews and analyzes inventory and margin reports, conducts research and performs ad-hoc analyses
Backup:
A trained designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences or vacancies; refer to Rembrandt Foods site-specific facility back-up matrix on file.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required:
BS/BA major in Accounting or Finance
1-5 years' experience in an accounting, finance and/or operations environment
Working understanding of operations and value impact of vertical integration
Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Advanced experience with Excel, Access and other Microsoft applications including financial modeling
Mathematical Skills: General Arithmetic/Basic Algebra/Percentages/Fractions/Statistics
Superior attention to detail and a high need for accuracy
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions ? excellent analysis skills
Must organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a team member
Independent Self-Starter with ability to collaborate in multi-department team environment
Strong presence with ability to interact with Senior Leadership
Strong written and verbal communication skills; capable of presenting financial information in an easy-to-understand format
Ability to read, understand and effectively communicate information through writing and speaking so others will understand
Occasional travel to other facilities may be required.
Preferred:
CPA and/or MBA
Experience in manufacturing industry
Experienced in more than one finance function
Equipment:
Office equipment-phones, fax, copier, printers, keyboard, ten-key
Experience in computer based accounting systems
Universal Expectations:
Follows all Safety, Bio-Security, Environmental, and Animal Welfare Procedures
Ensures compliance with and follows all OSHA and REI safety regulations and procedures
Ensures that all care is provided with respect to customer, client and co-workers' rights
Ensures a safe and clean work environment
Maintains confidentiality
Adheres to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks
Takes appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the SQF system.
Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.
Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF system and other 3rd party audits
Performs other tasks as assigned



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