Cost Accountant - Hybrid (office one day per week)

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Job Title: Cost Accountant - Hybrid (office one day per week)
Location: Seattle, WA, West United States, USA

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 3

Job Description:




Do you have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3+ years of GL acounting experience? Do you have advanced Excel skills?  Are you detail-oriented with great organizational skills?  If so, we’d like to hear from you!  We’re seeking a top-notch Cost Accountant who is interested in the opportunity to join a solid organization and contribute directly to business success.


For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.  Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!


General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Cost Accountant is responsible for maintaining a thorough understanding of Wilbur-Ellis's business processes to ensure that the cost system functionality and performance meet current and future business requirements. This individual will work with the manufacturing branches to maintain cost standards and with retail branches to verify that weighted average costs are handled correctly.  The Cost Accountant at Wilbur-Ellis is an essential link between operations and accounting. To succeed in this role, the individual must be detailed and customer service-oriented.


Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • 3+ years of Cost and/or General Ledger Accounting experience
  • Experience using ERP and Financial Analytic systems
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving, and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities effectively
  • Strong business acumen skills to understand the business and its impacts on the financials
  • Ability to identify the root cause of issues and work with appropriate personnel to see through the corrective actions
  • Intermediate to advanced level of expertise with MS Excel and comfortable working with large spreadsheets


 Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in working with resources from varying levels within the organization
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and a team player
  • Must be customer service oriented


Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Analyze inventory and COGS to ensure compliance with company policies and GAAP
  • Collect and analyze data to validate standard costs of manufactured products
  • Prepare cost analysis for material, labor, and overhead variances
  • Reconcile inventory balances to the GL to ensure accuracy and data integrity
  • Work closely with Operations, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable to resolve variances
  • Participate in month-end closing activities (including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and account analysis)
  • Support material usage reporting
  • Prepare audit schedules and provide support for the financial audit
  • Communicate problem areas for training
  • Document accounting processes and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Compensation and Benefits:

  • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $65,300 - $87,030.  Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience.  This position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits. 



Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.


Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.


Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.


Job Code:COSTA011252


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Job Post Date: 04/12/24
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