Cost Accounting Analyst

at O.K. Foods, Inc. in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Over the past 80 years, OK Foods has evolved from a producer of livestock and poultry feed to one of the world's largest fully-integrated chicken producers, but our company's core values of taking care of our people and producing only the highest quality products have remained constant. In November 2011, OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco out of Celaya, Mexico. Today, we employ more than 3,000 workers domestically in the U.S. dedicated to producing consistently high quality products our customers have come to expect from OK Foods.

Bachoco OK Foods is seeking an entry level Cost Accounting Analyst for our Corporate office in Fort Smith, AR

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Immediate vacation upon hire

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Summary: The Cost Accounting Analyst provides detail analysis of production yield, throughputs, and cost variances for the fresh and further processing plants. In addition, the Analyst will be responsible for all co-pack production transactions and reporting. The Cost Accounting Analyst will also aid in providing "what-if" costing for new products and changes to existing products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operate a computer with Microsoft Windows-based programs. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. Must be a fast learner in using our in-house ERP system and/or SAP for use in comparing actual expenditures with expected expenditures.

Assist all levels of management, plant and corporate, with the preparation and analysis of weekly, monthly, and quarterly operating reports, statistics, and budget.

Prepare weekly financial presentations to upper management concerning prior week's results, to include processing variances and sales variances to standards and to budget.

Travel to all plant locations to help the facility personnel to understand their respective operating reports and how to be accountable for them.

Ability to track volumes, statistics, and dollars. This will need to be done weekly, monthly, year-to-date, and annually.

Ability to analyze variances to expected outcome or operating standard.

Balance sheet management of assigned asset and liability accounts. Ensure monthly reconciliation of assigned accounts.

Analyze weekly large variances and be able to discuss them with management

Assist in developing the product cost of new products.

Assist sales in the analysis of product margins of existing products.

Manage all co-pack transactions and reporting.

Provide analytical research on Agri Stats comparisons and provide operating data to said firm monthly. Manage the Agri-stats product classifications for both the Fresh and Prepared Foods products.

Monitor inventory levels and ensure correct inventory valuation. Identify LCM opportunities as needed.

Consolidate weekly and monthly financial reporting and Key Performance Indicators and provide trend and variance analysis.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No Supervisory Responsibility currently.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business related major (from four-year College or university); 1-3 years in accounting or finance preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public. Bi-lingual in Spanish is not required, but a plus.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills: To perform the job successfully an individual should have knowledge of E-Mail software, Accounting systems, Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration: No specific certificates, licenses, or registrations are needed for this position.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 3089800

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

Updated On: Nov 13, 2021