Cost Accountant

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Wichita, KS
Apr 13, 2017
May 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cost Accountant-WIC03642 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


Position purpose

Cargill Protein is a leader in beef, turkey, egg, pork and chicken products for the retail, foodservice and food manufacturing sectors. Based in Wichita, Kan., Cargill Protein employs nearly 27,000 people and operates approximately 60 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, including processing plants, cooked meats facilities, hatcheries, feed mills, feed yards, distribution centers and an innovation center. Additionally, Cargill Protein works with joint venture partner Teys Bros. to produce and market Australian beef. Leveraging its expertise in operations excellence, supply chain management, consumer insights, risk management and innovation, Cargill Protein is focused on delighting its customers and helping them succeed. It is committed to profitably grow its protein business through acquisitions, organic growth of its existing portfolio and partnerships.

Cargill Protein brands include Sterling Silver Premium Beef, Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey products, Castlewood Reserve and Charter Reserve deli meats and cheeses, RUMBA, Angus Pride, Blackwell Angus, Excel, Ranchers Registry and TNT Burgers. The group has sales offices throughout North America and in key international locations. Its products are sold in many nations around the world, in addition to North American markets. Cargill Protein is a leader in food safety, animal well-being, sustainability, workplace safety and giving back to communities where it has a presence.

Cargill has an exciting opportunity available for a Cost Accountant, located in Wichita, KS. This position will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to product costing and adherence to the methodology mutually agreed upon across all protein group businesses. This position will be a key team member in the quest to drive consistency to allow for more visibility across the businesses. Upon completion of this journey, a key part of this role will encompass being the steward to ensuring we maintain our product costing alignment across the businesses. In doing so, this position will need to effectively communicate with impact across the organization with finance, operations and commercial disciplines. Additionally, this position will be expected to demonstrate a strong sense of curiosity to explore and drive analytics and subsequent recommendations with regards to standard costing. A strong candidate for this role is a self-motivator that can build trusting relationships, has a strong sense of priorities, can navigate ambiguity, think broadly and creatively, and drive for results.

Principal Accountabilities

60% Product Costing Analysis/Bill of Material Management, ad hoc analysis associated with product costing of current and new products and scenario analysis

20% Fiduciary Process Leadership-Directly participate and engage all stakeholders in product costing and ensure a consistent and effective approach to product costing

20% Other Projects as Assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 2 years Accounting or Finance experience

  • Demonstrated high levels of both written and verbal communication and documentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work flow and complete tasks with a high level of organization, responsibility and efficiency

  • Demonstrated success working and influencing effectively in a team environment and ability to collaborate across boundaries

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity

  • Proven strong decision making and analytical/problem solving skills

  • Ability to effectively comprehend implications that lower level details have on the bigger picture

  • Ability to influence up, down and across the organization and drive for results

  • Demonstrated self-motivator

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with product costing

  • Meat Processing or Manufacturing experience

  • Working knowledge of Plant Floor Systems, Prism costing system, Protean system

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

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