Associate Financial Analyst
Cedar Rapids, IA
•Ensure that inventories are properly valued by providing accurate ingredient and packaging write-offs, correct ingredient and packaging costs, and meaningful prorate basis. Manage held and obsolete inventory. Schedule and reconcile physical inventories.
•Work with Production Group Members to develop, analyze, and maintain plant efficiency information as required to ensure this facility is able to compete as low cost producer. Will also work closely with Q A, Logistics and Systems.
•Monitor the cost accounting system by analyzing cost information on a daily, monthly, YTD basis to ensure that data is being compiled accurately, timely, and completely and work with the appropriate people, both internally and externally to correct problems.
•Maintain records necessary to review and determine individual product ingredient and packaging supply costs (i.e: ensure accuracy of bills of material, investigate significant material price changes).
•Develop and improve reporting into and out of the Material Accounting System ensuring accuracy and timeliness of completion of reports for management use.
•Develop and plan special financial analysis designed to increase profit potential and/or reduce cost. Compile regular and special statistical reports.
•Maintain viable material accounting system while constantly pursuing meaningful improvements and/or refinements. Maintain and develop documentation programs and procedures for major cost systems. Will cross-train as needed or as indicated.
•Monitor DC and plant finished goods inventories and provide assistance and expertise necessary to ensure corporate variance goals are met.
•Support fiscal year planning including recommendations and strategies.
•Responsible for moderate to complex cost analysis and audits associated with the cost accounting function.
•Finance support for cost savings analysis, allocation, tracking and reporting.
•Analyze product costs and COGS variances.
•Plays a key role in the month-end close process to include journal entries and account reconciliations.
•Finance support for excess and obsolete inventory reserve.
•Participate in the preparation and compilation of the annual financial plan.
•Work with Corporate Purchasing, R & D, IS, DC's and vendors.
•Provide ad hoc financial analysis and other financial duties as requested or assigned.
•Active involvement and participation in plant TPS activities.
•Serves as back up to Financial Analyst and to Manager, Finance.
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