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Sr Cost Accountant

Company: Wilton Brands
Location: Naperville
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

We're passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to everyone, everywhere, every day.

Our message is simple - we know you love baking (because we do, too) and we're constantly evolving to bring you quality products that make baking and decorating fun and easy. We're not just for the decorators of wow-worthy cakes, we're for cupcake makers and cookie bakers who love to say, "I made that!"

Wilton Brands LLC ("Wilton") is owned by Dr. August Oetker KG, a privately held company based in Germany. Dr. Oetker is a global leader in the food and beverage industries. Learn more about Wilton at .

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter to be a key player for the Corporate Accounting function.

Key Player in monthly closing process including preparing monthly journal entries, account analysis, and reconciliations. Monthly accounting and reporting for inventory, cost of sales, other direct product costs, and variances. Assist as needed with other analysis as well as special accounting projects. Interaction with other departments such as Inventory Forecasting, Corporate Supply Chain, Finance and the Operating Divisions. This position reports to the Cost Accounting Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly cost and inventory related journal entries and related account reconciliations
  • Prepare and publish monthly Supply Chain reporting
  • Be the resource to Supply Chain, Inventory/Forecasting, Divisional and Corporate Finance and others for all areas of cost and inventory
  • Review variances and investigate causes
  • Research significant inventory adjustments and report findings
  • Assist with forecasting and annual budgeting of Other Direct Product Costs
  • Annual determination of updated standard costs
  • Prepare analysis and management reports related to: o Inventory
    o Material price variance
    o Freight variances
    o Production variances
    o Various Other Direct Product Costs
    • Maintenance of inventory costing records
    • Assist in the annual closing process, annual audit, various projects as needed
    • Support and backup others on the Accounting and Finance teams
      Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
      • 5 or more years of General Accounting or Cost Accounting experience
        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
        • Strong analytical ability and attention to detail is required
        • Exposure to business enterprises systems helpful, particularly JD Edwards and Hyperion.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital
        • Advanced Excel and Access skills
        • Decision making abilities commensurate with job responsibilities
        • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet various deadlines Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender,gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

          If you need accommodation to access the information provided on our website, please contact us at630-810-2416or send an e-mail to: We will be happy to help you!

Keywords: Wilton Brands, Naperville , Sr Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Naperville, Illinois

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