Cost Accountant
Adams Extract & Spice
Gonzales, TX US
Posted ago
Adams Extract & Spice

  • Accountable for cost volume profit analysis across customer portfolio as well as recommending changes to lower cost/improve efficiency and gross margin by customer and SKU
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring costing processes needed to provide management with the appropriate data needed to make critical business decisions


  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, and quarterly gross margin analysis by product group by customer
  • Establish costs of business processes such as administration, labor, shipping, overhead, etc.
  • Analyze data and recommend updates to labor and overhead rates as needed.
  • Develop and evaluate costs by manufacturing line, and recommend updates for more accurate cost allocation and absorption
  • Compare actual costs to ERP system standards, analyze variances
  • Assist Controller in performing semi-annual standard cost roll
  • Analyze and monitor raw material inventory
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost, and inventory, liability accounts by product group by customer
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports
  • Conduct research and perform studies such as cost volume profit analysis
  • Recommend changes to the company’s processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit
  • Keep senior management abreast of any significant cost impacts and gross margin compressions
  • Work on special projects/new business initiatives with procurement, sales, engineering, and other senior managers
  • Assist with new item cost setup; validate and enter into the ERP system
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy, and validity of inventory, and gross margin schedules to management
  • Assist with maintaining Customer Pricing in the ERP system
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements for annual audit


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Accounting/Finance and 2+ years of Cost Accounting experience
  • Exposure to or understanding of the manufacturing industry
  • Experience with ERP systems, accounting software, and database management tools
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proficient with other Microsoft Office tools
  • Strong written, verbal communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision

$65,000 - $85,000 yearly
About Adams Extract & Spice

Since John A. Adams made his first product in 1888 and mixed his first vanilla extract on top of an old icebox in 1905, successive generations of Adams employees have built, extended, and sustained a respected and thriving company producing premium quality extracts and spices used with confidence daily in thousands of homes, restaurants, and food manufacturing facilities. YOU are reading this message because we want YOU to be a part of that proud tradition!

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