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Cost Accountant

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. This position will operate out of production facility in Elk Grove Village and will be moving to Franklin Park in late spring.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating with the inventory and warehouse for physical inventory and cycle counts
  • Investigating cycle count variances and working to resolve count issues with the team
  • Costing of raw inventory
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Validate and track cost of goods sold as part of month-end close
  • Track and measure labor cost associated with production
  • Analyze and understand total cost for product production, per product
  • Improve efficiencies in our processes related to cost savings
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests and forecasts
  • Accurate data entry and system maintenance to create accurate reporting analysis
  • Usage of SAP system for entry and analysis
  • Working cross departmentally with supply chain and other related teams


Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3-5 years of previous professional experience in costing
  • You have experience with ERP software; SAP preferred
  • You are comfortable in a fast paced quickly changing environment
  • You are a self-starter with proven ability to take initiative and multi-task
  • You have a strong attention to detail, always looking for errors and improving your work
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