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Senior Cost Accountant

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Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Cartersville, US

Company: Döhler Group

Reference ID: 16183

Doehler is a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. We provide its customers with a wide product range including natural flavours, natural colours and textures as well as healthy and functional ingredients for foods and beverages. Join Doehler and contribute with your vision and ideas to drive major projects. We are looking for talents who are committed to our ultimate customer focus and who are ready to deliver their best performance in a thriving environment.


The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for directing activities of product costing, product manufacturing analysis, and cost center spend analysis. The Senior Cost accountant is also responsible for  providing  recommendations to senior management in support of the achievement of Company goals.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting, Product Costing, and Supply Chain Controlling.
  • Business Partner with Cost Center owners to develop cost forecasts and budgets, analyze actuals to various comparison points and drive overall cost reductions, mitigations, and optimization.
  • Record cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
  • Prepares estimates of new and proposes product or services costs.
  • Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis; prepare various financial analysis related to manufacturing costs, material re-valuations, and expense information as needed for decision making support.
  • Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide SAP system. Responsible for Tariff calculations, rates, and annual rolling of cost standards.  Maintain periodic cost rolls/updates in addition to preparing cost estimates for new products/services.
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs; analyze actual production costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Recommends cost efficiencies in new product layouts.
  • Analyzing available control KPIs (recognizing trends, deviations between target/actual etc.), proposing additional control KPIs, deriving possible optimization measures and managing their success.
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide SAP system.
  • Maintain and improve process and controls associated with manufacturing cost and inventory  valuation.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of SAP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing.
  • Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
  • Represents Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, etc.


  • Motivation and initiative to take ownership, set aggressive business goals and drive results.
  • A sense of urgency in all business matters.
  • Able to effectively multi-task and handle multiple projects.
  • Strong Attention to Detail skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills with a strong customer focus
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently and interface with all relevant internal teams and external business partners as needed
  • Ability to initiate and champion change
  • Demonstrated understanding of relational data and using analytics to drive solutions
  • Documentation of process flows and driving process improvements
  • Comfort working in a fluid and oftentimes ambiguous environment; capable of making adjustments in both day-to-day and large-scale activities based on new information and developments
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects


Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours may vary on occasion depending on work load.

Less than 10%

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment

Safety/ Food Safety:

Döhler USA, Inc. is committed to providing a safe and secure work environment for all employees.  It is the duty of all employees to ensure that a safe working environment and safe working practices are maintained at all times.  It is also the responsibility of management to do so.
Employee should comply with all policies and procedures, including safety, food safety/security and GMPs. 

Employee should report any unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor or designated party.

Your Benefits

  • A various and highly responsible field of activities at an innovative and growing company
  • Exciting challenges involving Döhler’s very broad product portfolio
  • A customer and service-oriented working environment with plenty of freedom for ownership and for personal initiatives


Please apply online and provide us with your earliest possible entry date and your salary expectation. Ane Moon will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please take into consideration, that we cannot accept any other channel or send back hard copy applications.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta