Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst in St. Albans VT

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Dairy Farmers of America
Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst
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St. Albans VT
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Job Types:
Accountant, Cost Accountant

The Cost Accountant/Financial Analyst is responsible for performing cost accounting functions including cost estimating, standard costing, variance analysis, budgeting and financial forecasting for DFA Saint Albans. Provide key operational decision makers with accurate and timely financial information leading to minimization of cost and the maximization of profitability. Assist plant in meeting their monthly closing deadline. Provide support with SAP-related finance and accounting issues. This position is a key team member and is expected to inspire associates to greater levels of professionalism, quality, productivity and engagement in the DFA Team. Individual must possess the core values of Integrity, Quality, Passion, Accountability, Innovation and be Performance Driven.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed financial analyses of finished product costs by plant and product line incorporating raw materials and conversion
  • Conduct detailed financial analyses of plant efficiency and key performance indicators such as throughputs, downtime, yields, rework, labor etc
  • Prepare costing of new product rollouts and conduct payback analysis of capital projects
  • Conduct detailed financial analyses of fixed and variable costs by facility
  • Post transactions in SAP; function as a backup to plant accountants
  • Develop an understanding of duties in SAP at manufacturing locations
  • Assist with review of the general ledger during financial closing
  • Assist in forecasting plant financial results to management
  • Assist in obtaining/reviewing/assembling data for financial reports
  • Identify and recommend improvements and automate accounting functions in SAP/offline processes
  • Document findings/areas of improvement/procedures. Eliminate manual processes when applicable. Provide support to plant personnel on all SAP financial accounting issues
  • Post monthly plant journal entries
  • Assist in preparing plant financial reports
  • Prepare/analyze plant account reconciliations
  • Assist with the plant portion of the budget preparation process
  • Maintain fixed asset and capital projects detail for Saint Albans
  • Perform general financial analysis as assigned
  • Seek continuous improvement in all areas related to accounting and financial reporting
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

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