Cost Accounting Manager
SunOpta Inc. - Moorhead, MN

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Job Title: Cost Accounting Manager

Reports to: Controller

Location: Crookston, MN

FLSA code: Exempt

Position Overview

The Cost Accounting Manager is responsible for costing and inventory control at six production facilities and several crop storage locations. Includes designing internal controls and monitoring the effectiveness of controls surrounding inventory movements and activities. Requires working closely with both operations and quality managers to establish and analyze KPIs and achieve productivity improvements while ensuring food safety requirements are met. This role includes monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting, budgeting and reporting

Required Skills


Meet monthly Division/Corporate reporting deadlines including gross margin reports and cost variance analysis

Support internal and external audits


Train and develop cost accountants on costing methodologies. Drive a continuous improvement mindset that includes developing and implementing changes

Maintain accurate records and costing methodologies

Lead the monthly inventory close process, including the validation of cost of goods sold

Develop expertise in the costing of specialty products, such as hybrid planting seed

Work with production staff to ensure accurate recipes (BOMS & routings) are maintained for all products

Analyze costing information to support new product launches and pricing models

Direct the physical inventory count process; both full and cycle counts; including 3 rd party locations

Maintain accurate spare parts quantities and values in accordance with SunOpta policies


Support the preparation of quarterly forecasts

Support capital expenditure planning and ROI analysis

Validate ROI assumptions and seek approval for capital expenditures

Required Experience

Bachelors Degree in Accounting

Experience with Lean or Six Sigma

Minimum 3-5 years in cost accounting role

Proficiency in Oracle or SAP

Ability to ask probing questions regarding changes impacting the busines

Strong problem solving skills

Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Leader that can work cross-funtionally

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...