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MICHAEL FOODS Plant Cost Accountant in LENOX, Iowa

DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: The Cost Accountant is responsible for the preparation and analysis of accounting reports related to manufacturing processing at the Lenox facility, including liquid reconciliation, shrink, production efficiencies and downtime.This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety and Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for weekly operational reporting related to manufacturing processing at the Lenox facility.Accumulate and review daily production documents and enter production statistics into files for additional reporting.Responsible for monitoring inventories (chemicals, raw materials, work in process, rework, and finished goods) to ensure their accuracy. Activities include: physical count updates in SAP, periodic cycle counts, and research of material count variances, reconciliations and applicable shrink reporting.Responsible for material setup, of new or existing items. Monitor updates to existing products and materials as necessary.Responsible for maintaining and preparing standard cost estimates.Responsible for assisting in the month-end accounting including the completion of journal entries as assigned.Assist with the completion of annual budgets.Assist in the development of new reports as requested to support plant operations.Complete special projects or other duties as required.Adhere to practices that ensure SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) compliance. To include, but not limited to, obtaining management approval of material order variances and coordinating raw material cycle counting utilizing A, B, C methodology.Assumes personal responsibility to ensure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.Participation in plant safety team.Ensures regulatory compliance at all times.Perform other duties as assigned.EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or Associates degree in accounting with equivalent experience.Exposure in Accounting or financial analysis preferred.Aptitude for effective and efficient utilization of computer technologies including Excel, Access, SAP, and data warehouse reporting applications preferred.Excellent oral and written communications skills to effectively interact with others.Highly motivated individual able to work in fast-paced environment.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without r