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June 17, 2019

Cost Accountant

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Company Description: Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture sell and distribute high quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit

Job Description: Cost Accountant will be responsible for the various cost accounting and related functions associated with cost of goods sold, variances and inventories, as well as assisting with month end general ledger close, all cost reports and other activities as assigned. Actively applies accounting expertise in the support of functional department needs, financial accounting requirements, and performance reporting.

Responsibilities: •Attend daily production meetings, review manufacturing orders and reconciliation of all production and inventory movement. •Assist the Controller in performing cost accounting and financial analyses, work to develop new and improve existing reporting capabilities – i.e. scrap. • Create and reconcile daily yield reports. •Support factory team in projects and management of plant by helping to determine, analyze and report costs of business projects / products and record results. •Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and annual inventory cycle counts. Assist with mid-year & year-end physical inventories and reconciliations. •Tracking Capital projects and cost savings / continuous improvement program. •Help update standard and actual costs in the bill of materials. •Assist on A/P & Payroll as needed. •Ensure proper controls and procedures are adhered to, all Sarbanes-Oxley controls are correctly performed along with promoting following, and Food Safety and Quality standards. Other tasks as assigned by the Plant Manager / Controller. •Work safe and report all unsafe working conditions and/or unsafe acts to supervisor immediately. •Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices. •Responsible to ensure food safety/quality polices are followed, to report all food safety/quality problems out of his/her realm of responsibility to personnel with the authority to initiate action. • All other duties as required. 

Experience, Skills, Education: •Bachelor's degree in Cost Accounting, Finance or similar and preferable 2-4 years’ Cost Accounting/Financial Analysis experience in a manufacturing environment. •Strong analytical abilities and organization required – including exceptional attention to detail and an aptitude to manage several reporting package deadlines at once. •Preferred - Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (JDE preferred). •Microsoft excel experience required (pivot tables, vlookup’s/hlookups, sumifs, graphs/charts). •Advanced analytical skills, exceptional problem solving abilities, a high degree of intellectual curiosity and the capacity to engage with others in addressing business issues. •Inclination for straightforward communication, direct feedback and a strong group work ethic. •A good listener with excellent interpersonal qualities and a natural, effective consultative style. Someone who is sought out for their opinions and counsel and who can forge and maintain close relationships, both internally and externally. 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: This job operates in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Employee will be required to go into plant on a semi-frequent basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity: B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see