Sr./Cost Accountant for large privately held PE owned CPG | Food & Beverage manufacturer/distributor

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Santa Fe Springs, CA

Senior/Cost Accountant

Our client is a large privately held PE owned manufacturer/distributor in the CPG | Food & Beverage category. They are stable and growing with good working environment and seeking a passionate Sr. Cost Accountant or Cost Accountant depending on experience so join their Corporate Accounting & Finance team. 


Under limited supervision of the Corporate Controller, the Senior/Cost Accountant will apply principles of cost/manufacturing accounting to conduct studies and provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems by performing the following duties.


  • Responsible for maintaining item costs (single level costings) to assure accuracy of ingredient costs and labor as well as overhead content
  • Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing actual results to standard costs
  • Responsible for monitoring production yield and comparison to standard yield
  • Monitors and reports the performance of labor and overhead standards as compared to actual costs
  • Participates in establishing manufacturing performance standards
  • Responsible for maintaining the cost accounting system
  • Assists in period end closing, ensuring the accuracy of the manufacturing expenses reported
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods and services provided to determine effects on costs
  • Provides management with reports specifying costs and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products
  • Treats all customers (both internal and external) with respect, courtesy and kindness.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety rules as stated in the Employee Handbook and otherwise posted or communicated.
  • Exemplify the BakeMark core values of Partnership, Performance and Passion in all aspects of assigned duties.
  • Other duties as assigned to reach Company goals.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) with a major in Accounting or related field from an accredited college or university, MBA a plus 
  • 5+ years hands on Cost Accounting/Inventory Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles [GAAP] & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Ability to step back and see "big picture" understand and passionate about operations and how numbers impact the financials
  • Ability to progress beyond this role and succeed into a Controller role
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data and present to management
  • Strong written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong analytical, data mining skills, advanced excel skills [pivot table, vlookup, macros and/or VBA would a plus]

Our client is an EOE and offers full benefits:

  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, and Life Insurance (Comprehensive healthcare benefits package, with many coverage options)
  • 401K (generous retirement benefits)
  • Competitive Wages commensurate with experience 
  • Client is NOT able to accommodate working visa sponsorship at this time
  • Relocation candidates welcome to apply; however, client does not offer relo assistance for this role


Posted On: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Compensation: Up to $90K +B DOE

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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