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experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted
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In 2014 we established the headquarters for our European shared business services center in Bulgaria. Our center – Cargill Business Services Sofia, who is rapidly growing, won the award for Shared Service Centre of the Year for both 2017 and 2018.
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Job Purpose and Impact
The Product Costing Analyst III will provide product costing expertise to ensure resources used during the manufacturing process are systematically recorded and reported in support of costing and profitability strategies. In this role, you will work closely with the finance and operations team to develop activity based product cost standards that represent the true cost of goods manufactured, ensure when changes are proposed, the effects on the product costs are as intended and monitor the product costing process to ensure that transactions recorded reflect actual activity. You will serve as the domain specialist for product costing to analyze price and usage variances and advise the operations teams on possible methods to sustain or improve the manufacturing process.
Act as finance business partner for local site management team, lead yearly product costing planning initiatives which includes production volumes and spending, calculating and analyzing activity rates and allocations.
Align stakeholders on the design and development of costing solutions and the fit with other processes using knowledge of complex costing and pricing models and their impact on design, profitability and controlling profitability analysis reporting.
Review and approve new and revised bills of materials and receipts and to ensure they properly reflect the true cost of production and align with the business’s product costing policies and strategies.
Analyze product costing trends at the cost component level and identify and report on trends including fixed versus variable costs and oversee the execution of monthly product cost estimates.
Routinely monitor purchase price variances and process order variances and proactively identify, research, and facilitate correction of pricing or activity errors and oversee the execution of monthly product costing estimates.
Reconcile period end material ledger valuation to ensure end balances for quantities and pricing are aligned with the product costing process and identify and report non distributed or non allocated product costs, analyzing root causes of issues and facilitate resolution to prevent reoccurrence.
Provide domain expertise for product costing and participate in the drafting of policies and procedures that impact the material ledger or product costing and assist in building and validating processes that support adherence.
Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent experience,
Strong knowledge of enterprise resource planning product costing
Minimum of four years of related work experience
Experience within an activity based costing environment
Working knowledge of production flows and processes including supply chain
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.