Cost Accounting Manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Experienced Cost Accounting Manager with 30 plus years in Operations finance roles from Plant to Headquarters with ERP experiences in SAP and Ross from user to implementation.  Looking to utilize these varied experiences to help identify and drive costs down.
  • Budget forecasting expertise
  • Great Plains familiarity
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • General ledger accounting
  • Flexible team player
  • Advanced computer proficiency (PC and Mac)
  • Systems Implementation process and support
  • Experienced Manager of People
Received the Pillsbury Operations Achievement Award for utilizing minority businesses to drive nearly 100k in cost savings
GO Live support of two of largest Pillsbury Plants on Product costing in SAP
Featured in Annual Report of Kronos as Customer Advisory Board member while with Pillsbury/General Mills
Leader in Implementation of Ross ERP
2009 to Current Cost Accounting Manager Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc | Plant City, FL,
  • Responsible for managing the monthly reporting of financial operations of two manufacturing facilities.
  • Manage one direct report in the Accounts Payable, Cost Accounting administration, and various data entry functions
  • Annual planning and bi annual standard cost setting responsibilities
  • Systems support and implementation of ROSS ERP system
  • Annual Costing and pricing of 500 items in two cost systems
02/2006 to 09/2008 Accounting Consultant Zomax and St Jude Medical Berry Global Group Inc. | , ,
  • Performed monthly duties relating to inventory reporting, accounting for OH in Inventory, Aged and Obsolete Reserves, and other duties as assigned.
  • Performed financial analysis of various customers and the Company as it related to changing its business model from manufacturing to service based.
  • Worked with CFO in presenting data to the project team, upper management, and the Board of Directors.
  • Provide reporting and operational expertise in support of sale of Zomax to Inoveris in October and provide bank reporting in support of line of credit agreements.
  • Worked with external auditors from 3 different firms to explain results in inventory and cost of goods sold areas.
  • Performed monthly duties relating to inventory reporting, accounting for OH in Inventory, Aged and Obsolete Reserves, and month end reporting of results
  •  Worked closely with facility Mfg.Director and HQ Finance managers.Performed interim financial forecasts for the location/division
  • Worked with location managers to put together annual operating plan and associated analysis of change
  • Participate as local operations accounting representative on SAP implementation teams
  • Worked  to improve local processes related to warranty and repair returns, Bill of Material structure, and overhead calculations

08/2004 to 01/2006 Controller SiYeza Creative Foods, LLC DPI, Ltd | , ,
  • Manage daily cash requirements to maintain cash flow in this new start up company and ensure development and maintenance of credit rating.
  • Develop and implement standard cost system to track and report manufacturing costs to support decisions on new products to produce.
  • Report on financial results of plant and LLC to local management and Parent company management.
04/2003 to 07/2004 SAP/Accounting Consultant Arden Kitchens/Accounting Consultant Valspar and Zimmer Spine Self Employed/JMT Financial | City, STATE,
  • Converted Bill of Materials and Routings, input to SAP and performed cost roll ups on initial data population to SAP 4.1.
  • Improved product costing methods by developing SAP downloads to use more current costs in development of product cost estimates for new products/new business for marketing/sales teams.
  • Managed the finance function in absence of the Assistant Controller and Director of Finance, including product costing, cash control, forecasting the P/L, and analyzing the monthly results.
  • Spearheaded the development of the 2004 Annual Operating Plan.
  • Included developing reporting and analyzing aids, development of SAP Methods to streamline standard cost development, and reworking budgets to provide easier and more consistent reporting.
  • Spearheaded the development of the end of year forecast.
  • Worked with budget managers in analyzing and developing estimates then utilized SAP to present the information so it would be easier to track results against the forecast each month.
  • Reviewed missing cost information and performed cost rollups and releases on a daily basis.Communicated missing cost requirements to field personnel and worked with them to provide costs for input in a timely manner.Updated Routing information for 8 different plants on a daily basis.Trained permanent employee on the Product costing process and the deficiencies noted for potential future review and enhancement.Provided management with review of current processes and procedures and areas of potential improvement to those processes which would enable the position to contribute more to the value added areas of the position.
  • Reviewed and analyzed business processes around inventory control, suggesting potential process changes to increase control and reduce loss that was approaching $3.2 million per year.Provide Inventory process improvement suggestions and how to incorporate within new ERP/inventory systems of new parent company.Provided select inventory analysis of sites to help identify potential areas where inventory could have been lost in support of internal audit physical counts.
05/1984 to 04/2003 Cost Accountant to Finance Manager The Pillsbury Company | City, STATE,
  • Varied and progressive roles from Cost Accountant to Finance Manager Operations Reporting during 19 year career.  Spent 8 years in manufacturing facility as Accounting Supervisor/Plant Buyer before transitioning to Corporate working in Food Service business and Operations System support for all Pillsbury Plants with special focus on large plants.  Was key in developing interfaces between plant system and SAP, providing training on interfaces and eventually supporting the roll out of Product costing to the two large plants.  Seen as key resource in working to identify issues in plants and to solve those issues. 
Education and Training
Expected in B.S | Accounting Indiana University, Bloomington, In. GPA:
Expected in Certified Management Accountant | , , GPA:

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School Attended

  • Indiana University

Job Titles Held:

  • Cost Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Consultant Zomax and St Jude Medical
  • Controller
  • SAP/Accounting Consultant Arden Kitchens/Accounting Consultant Valspar and Zimmer Spine
  • Cost Accountant to Finance Manager


  • B.S
  • Certified Management Accountant

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