Cost Accounting Manager

Cost Accounting Manager


Accounting and Finance

Carol Stream, IL


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Cost Accounting Manager

A popular food ingredient manufacturer is searching for a proactive Cost Accounting Manager. This position will report to the company’s Corporate Controller and manage a team of three other professionals and is a hybrid role.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the review, maintenance and accuracy of all Standard Costs 
  • Compute actual labor and overhead rates
  • Perform all standard costs rolls
  • Prepare monthly journals relating to COGS
  • Audit the accuracy of cycle counts, investigate variances and determine the internal controls
  • Review the accuracy of the inventory reserves
  • Prepare budgeted COGS based on production forecast and analyze budget vs. actual variances
  • Issue monthly Manufacturing Reports with explanations on Gross Margin, manufacturing variances, overhead rates, inventory turns etc.
  • Issue Labor and burden rates used to compute Transfer Prices annually

Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related work experience
  • CPA, CMA or highly preferred
  • Seven plus years of total experience with several years in a manufacturing supervisory role
  • Strong experience in a complex standard costing environment
  • SAP or similar large ERP experience required


  • $110k-$125k+ with bonus potential