Cost Accountant

Full Time

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

The plant Cost Accountant will support the plant operations team by providing accounting support that accurately documents operations costs in the financial reporting system and will assist management with the identification, development and implementation of procedures that improve utilization of raw materials to minimize cost. This position will be responsible for supporting the facility’s financial reporting team with month end financial closing duties, budgeting, forecasting, and costing activities for the facility as directed.  The position will be highly visible and should yield opportunities for growth. This position reports to the Finance Administration Manager (FAM).

Position Responsibilities

  • Ownership of Plant standard cost system, providing insight and analysis of drivers of performance
  • Assist corporate cost accounting team with review and input to the monthly standard cost update and review of all facility BOMs for accuracy
  • Daily review and control of clerical entries related to production and inventory transactions
  • Prepare and analyze daily material yield and loss
  • Assist management with development procedures that improve the accuracy of functional performance reporting and identification opportunities for further cost reduction across the operation
  • Participate in the development of data-driven, fact-based information to support decisions enabling productivity measures to reduce overall cost
  • Facilitate the monthly physical inventory process.
  • Sustain and improve internal control environment.
  • Play critical role in month end process closing process; preparing journal entries for approval and investigating variances. 
  • Ensures compliance with all Saputo Corporate policies and procedures. 
  • Actively applies the Saputo Values and complies with the Saputo Code of Ethics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or another quantitative/technical discipline is required.
  • 2+ years cost accounting experience in food manufacturing, preferably in dairy food manufacturing.
  • Strong attention to detail, superior analytical capability, and excellent verbal and written communications a must.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, with an emphasis on Cost and Financial Accounting.
  • Must be proficient in all MS Office programs, with advanced skills in Excel.
  • Comfortable working with and updating dashboards and communicating to plant leadership.
  • Must possess strong prioritization skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of SAP strongly desired.
  • Ability to function within a multi-system environment.
  • Ability to work within a diverse team environment.

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we’re proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

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