Cost Accountant

Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
Date Posted: 03-07-2018
COST ACCOUNTANT

We are looking for a detail-oriented, motivated individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is excited by the opportunity to help build something incredible from the ground up.

Reporting to the VP of Operations Finance, the ideal candidate will have strong cost accounting knowledge in a production environment such as manufacturing or agriculture, a customer service focus, the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and a desire to work with a professional, results-driven team. This job is full time and will be based in the Reno, Nevada area or the Coachella Valley southern California area. Travel will be required in the first 6 months to the various manufacturing facilities throughout the US to help initiate the start-up of these operations. Post ramp up travel only required between CA and NV monthly.


Essential Functions 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Oversight of inventory costing and related activities at multiple locations; analyzing production variances and providing insight into inventory cost fluctuations 
  • Maintain accurate cost of goods sold accounting 
  • Aid in the preparation of various month-end/year-end reports and schedules including inventory reconciliations, journal entries, cost of goods sold analysis, inventory on hand reports, etc. 
  • Support monthly, quarterly and annual GL close processes and year-end audit as required 
  • Assist in accounting participation in physical inventory count activities 
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor 
  • Development, updating, and maintenance of standard costs.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on cost trends of inventory and raw materials to interpret overall cost of goods sold and margin variations, including analyzing actual cultivation and manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs 
  • Assist with the annual budget process, including the development of departmental overhead rates, labor budgets to be used for standard cost updating.
  • Performing other duties as assigned 

Competencies 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication and technical GAAP accounting skills 
  • The ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize in a fast-paced environment 
  • Highly collaborative team player with the ability to enforce policies and procedures 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Professional attitude and a strong work ethic 
  • Eagerness to create and standardize processes
  • Advanced PC skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Knowledge of MRP, ERP systems, preferably Microsoft NAV 


Education and/or Experience 
  • Bachelor's degree combined with 7-10 years of relevant work experience 
  • A combination of public and private cost accounting experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work in unstructured environment and experience with building cost accounting infrastructure
  • Monthly travel between 2 facilities in CA and NV
 
 
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