Cost Accountant

Finance/Accounting/Audit Laurel, Maryland


Description

We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.

Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea, and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Co-pilot within the Factory Leadership Team (vision, organization, practices, initiatives/projects) on a day to day basis for assigned Local Committee. Provide financial leadership by supplying plant and corporate management accurate and timely financial data, as well as analysis and recommended actions to identify and correct inefficient operations resulting in lower operating costs. Ensure sound costing in adherence to financial legal requirements and NAS. Ensure compliance of factory with Nestle regulations and best practices through leading the compliance network in the factory.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Challenge assumptions in seeking cost improvements in factory. Seek for and support cost improvement opportunities, be an active contributor to improvement projects and initiatives validate and review proposed savings. Utilize NCE and Lean tools to improve processes and results.
  • Partner with Engineering to manage costs and monitor capitalization.       Research capitalization discrepancies and delays. Ensure budget integrity. Perform fixed asset cycle counts.
  • Compile reporting of actuals (including organizing and overseeing timeliness and accuracy of period-end close, and promoting ownership of data at source); and develop dynamic forecasts for the factory; ensure transparency of this process; follow up and monitoring of progress to close gaps, ensuring Nestle financial policies, Accounting Standards and Costing Standards are followed.
  • Participate in business planning; prepare and coordinate the factory budget with factory management; Perform revisions or simulations if needed.       Work with team members to develop new product costing in accordance with costing standards.
  • Work with factory compliance network and technical group compliance network to roll out best practices to team in area of Compliance.  Ensure groups are completing health checks in factory as required. Track monthly GFI score. Conduct internal audits to assess audit readiness. Track compliance on open audit follow ups and ensure closure. Work with other factories to roll out periodic peer audits and focus on corporate audit trend results.


REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

B.S. Degree in accounting, or other finance degree or equivalent field.


EXPERIENCE:

Communication, leadership and planning skills.

Some budgeting experience preferred.

 

SKILLS:

Ability to communicate to all audiences within the organization.

Aptitude with financial systems.

Strong financial modeling and analytical skills.


Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.