Cost Accountant
H.J. Heinz Company - Holland, MI

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Cost Accountant
Req Number: hein-00004744
Location(s): HollandMI

Cost Accountant - Holland, MI

To maintain and update the BPCS standard cost system including new product costing and product standard
revisions. Monitors and analyzes manufacturing performance, including key cost components that impact overall
results. The incumbent will work closely with the Plant Controller in communicating performance results and to
identify areas of opportunity in addition to assisting with the preparation of the annual manufacturing AOP and
quarterly forecasts.

' Assist with month end closing process to prepare and analyze the plant's manufacturing variances for
raw and packaging materials, generating monthly plant performance reports and assist with the
preparation of management reports.
' Assist the Cost Accounting staff and other department managers in completion of the Annual Operating
Plan, including direct product costs, overhead spending and projected capital spend.
' Assist with the review and analysis of the actual manufacturing variances to identify key performance
drivers and encompass key findings into standard setting processes.
' Understand the overall BPCS system and physical process flow and develop, modify and maintain
formulas within the system.
' Daily and weekly reporting of production and manufacturing variances.
' Input and analyze data in the cost system including ingredients, work in progress, and finished goods.
' Work closely with other manufacturing departments and participate on and support project teams to
reduce product cost, introduce new products and/or evaluate key cost components of the operation
(efficiencies, logistics, yields, etc.).
' Maintenance and development of Bills of Material in the cost system with corporate operation.
Develop bill of material for new products and update existing bill of materials for engineering changes.
' Load and maintain cost data in the Heinz Operational Tracking System
' Assist and partner with business leaders on implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma /
Lean/Heinz Global Production System (HGPS)), including leading change initiatives, planning, and
facilitation.
' Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective
actions.
' Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as
outlined in the plant accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.
' Database Management
' Special projects as needed
' Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective
actions
' Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards
as outlined in the plant accountability list
' Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
' Four year college degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration.
' 3 years of cost management experience in a

food manufacturing environment. ' Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. ' Experience or knowledge as it relates to data processing; hardware, software (Excel and Microsoft Word, communication networks and personal computers). SKILLS/COMPETENCIES: ' Ability to communicate with all levels of management. ' Analytical skills ' Computer skills ' Organizational skills ' Facilitation skills ' Presentation skills ' Interpersonal skills ' Planning skills ' Written and communication skills ' Problem solving skills ' Detail and process oriented. ' Ability to address and resolve problems and issues as they occur ' Willingness to grow with the organization ' Ability to exercise considerable judgment and strategic planning ' Must be able to work flexible hours;

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