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Job Number: 2159998

Job Title: Inventory Cost Accountant
Location: Petaluma
Compensation: $82,000-100,000

Job Summary:
Dedicated to promoting compassion to all, our client is looking for an Inventory Cost Accountant to join their growing team. You will partner with key team members from other departments to regularly keep inventory costs flowing accurately and improve the overall processes. Responsibilities include ongoing inventory item and system cost updates, monthly inventory counts and analysis, and related duties for month-end close and the year-end audit.


  • Manages the company's inventory costing function for both on-site manufacturing & co-manufacturing.
  • Manages inventory items and assembly builds, ensuring that ingredient, packaging, and recipe changes are incorporated accurately and timely, in coordination with production schedules.
  • Manages accurate inventory costing and performs research to correct/resolve discrepancies for: item allocations, ingredients, or production losses. Establishes new inventory items prior to purchase.
  • Assists with financial updates to management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points related to inventory and costing.
  • Assists with product line margin analysis and provides timely month-end close.
  • Assists with the annual bank and financial statement audit

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • 2-5+ years of progressive cost accounting experience with expertise in hands-on cost accounting
  • Manufacturing and consumer packaged goods industry experience highly preferred
  • Technologically literate, with proficiency in manufacturing-based ERP and heavy Excel proficiency.
  • Experience with NetSuite; highly desired

About Nelson:

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