Cost Analysis Manager - Work Remote - California United States - 36861


Job #: 36861
Title: Cost Analysis Manager - Work Remote
Job Location: , California - United States
Employment Type:
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Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO


Rare opportunity to drive change and impact decision making at a legacy branded beverage manufacturer in California

  • Key member of the finance team supporting strategic decision making
  • Growth opportunity for analyst to gain leadership experience
  • Telecommute and travel to the Central Coast CA office 4 days a month


Exciting growth opportunity for either a Cost Analyst (or FP&A Analyst who is interested in developing expertise in costing) to take on leadership responsibility. Drive process improvements and influence executive decision making for a household name brand while working with a dynamic team that is committed to investing in sustainability, innovation, and continuous improvement.


Job Summary

The Cost Analysis Manager is responsible for managing the cost accounting function within a dynamic beverage manufacturer in California. The Cost Analysis Manager is a business partner to orchard operations, manufacturing, and supply chain leadership. The position, with support of staff, is responsible for standards development, monthly closing and variance analysis, and significant analytical projects to assist the Company in understanding key cost drivers. The Cost Analysis Manager is responsible for continuously improving cost standards, metrics, system operations, and analyses. The Cost Analysis Manager is a key member of the finance team and is expected to work cross-functionally with leadership team members, including the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers. The Cost Analysis Manager will support the finance team in establishing and executing appropriate financial controls, especially those related to inventory and procurement activities.


Essential Job Functions

  • Execute and manage the Company’s financial planning process as it relates to cost development; this includes assisting manufacturing leadership in identifying costs drivers and understanding the impacts of business variables on the Company’s cost structure
  • Build annual standards that accurately reflect SKU level costs for use in profitability analysis
  • Support the orchard operations management team in building accurate long-term production and cost forecasts
  • Provide insightful analysis to inform business decisions around material procurement
  • Collaborate with the finance team to execute the monthly close process within an SAP environment
  • Provide variance analysis to inform the business on key issues impacting manufacturing, procurement, and maintenance performance
  • Clearly communicate between accounting and operational metrics, acting as the bridge between financial metrics and operational drivers
  • Manage the fixed asset and orchard operations accountants
  • Coordinate inventories and cycle counts with the supply chain teams
  • Develop, and support the development of, presentations for key stakeholders such as lending institutions, the board of directors, and shareholders
  • Support supply chain improvement by understanding key drivers such as line speed and capacity, product demand, and the Company’s warehouse network
  • Maintain and enhance the Company’s cost drivers and metrics in the financial planning system
  • Assist with all audit requirements as they relate to inventory and costs, fixed assets, and orchard operations accounting
  • Manage or perform analyses, special projects, and other duties as directed by the Corporate Controller or CFO
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and development of staff to ensure they can execute the above functions including having sufficient business knowledge to support functional areas


Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Ability to collaboratively work with various functional groups with a focus on data-based decision making and process improvement
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and communicate information verbally and with digital tools including spreadsheets and business intelligence applications
  • Be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills including strong internal drive, ethics, conscientiousness, diplomacy, flexibility, and dependability
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to prioritize tasks, meet multiple deadlines and ensure that work is accomplished in the time frames required
  • Proficient at maintaining awareness of overall company activities and connecting that with specific tasks and situations
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to respect confidential matters by exercising individual discretion
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, Index/Match, Complex Analyses, Excel Models) and Word
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in Accounting, Finance, or related field with a history of progressive levels of responsibility
  • Minimum of three years of managerial experience
  • Experience with SAP or other large-scale ERP system


Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience in food manufacturing or agricultural goods processing industry
  • Experience with decision-support systems including Domo and Adaptive Insights
  • Experience with project management and planning


Education and/or Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • MBA, CMA, and/or CPA a plus, but not required

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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