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Senior Cost Analyst

Company: Americold
Location: Vineland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

Supports Director of FP&A and warehouse operations team with analyzing and summarizing financial and non-financial data to assist Operations to drive decisions, improve profit margins and operations effectiveness. Detail analysis on costs and margins by Repack type through Activity Based Costing. Primary focus will be on the Warehouse segment, Repack Operations, and Growers

Essential Functions:

1. Assists with monthly forecasting, annual operating budget for Warehouse, Repack, and Growers business, including loading data to the Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) system.
2. Assists in the month end close process, variance explanations, and researching and reviewing financial results for Warehouse, Repack, and Growers business. Ensure monthly financials by business entity is aligned correctly.
3. Create/maintain activity tracker / metrics for Warehouse, Repack, and Growers on volume, throughput, On hand inventory, and Growers Inventory
4. Manage the month end accrual process to include Ending Inventory for Repack Ops and Growers. Review and validate month end inventory count / process, prepare journal entry to Balance Sheet
5. Gain deep understanding of costs and profit margin for Repack Operations. Create standard costs modeling by repack type, work with IE to incorporate labor standard, and Repack Ops to incorporate material & supplies. Develop standard cost model by Repack type to assist with pricing and margin expectations.
6. Weekly / monthly reporting related to repack line utilization and yield by commodity
7. Evaluate standard costs model with actuals. Adjust standard cost model once a quarter if material
8. Manual Customer Profitability Analysis for all major accounts
9. Serves as a critical resource for data collection, analysis, and presentation.
10. Assists in the preparation of management reports summarizing operational results for the period, including both financial and non-financial data, and assists in developing slides for executive presentations as needed or as requested.
11. Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Experience:

Education, Training & Professional Experience:

BS Degree in Accounting or Finance and 3 years of relevant cost accounting analyst experience.
Previous exposure to Operations, Manufacturing, Transportation, or Warehousing industries is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Proficiency with Access is preferred.
Previous demonstrated experience with financial and business intelligence systems. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with SAP and SAP-BPC is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of budget and reporting systems such as HYPERION, ESSBASE, COGNOS, or equivalent.

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills sufficient to prepare financial documents, reports, and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work on teams exemplified by implemented results or change to processes.
Self-starter with demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems in a fast-paced environment where deadlines and scopes may change regularly while maintaining accuracy.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
Requires some travel by automobile and airplane up to 10% of the time
May require to visit facility environments in temperatures at or below freezing
May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Requires the use of various electronic tools
Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Keywords: Americold, Vineland , Senior Cost Analyst, Professions , Vineland, New Jersey

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