• Cost Accountant, Senior

    Location US-IL-Elgin
    Job ID
  • Overview

    We have an opportunity for a Senior Cost Accountant at John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS).


    JBSS is an $850+ million business in the on-trend and growing nut category that competes across the consumer, commercial ingredients, and international channels of trade. The company produces nuts and nut-based snacks under its own brands (Fisher, Orchard Valley, Hunter Mix, and Squirrel Brand) as well as private and contracted brands. 

    Our Corporate Accounting department has an opportunity for a Senior Cost Accountant.  This department is staffed with finance and accounting professionals that have backgrounds in various corporate industries.  At JBSS, you will have the opportunity to learn and excel with a winning organization!  


    This position is at our HQ facility in Elgin, IL.  You must have a strong aptitude for financial and cost accounting manufacturing reporting systems providing relevant data for Plant and Corporate management.  You will also be responsible for month-end and pre-month duties.  If you have a strong background in manufacturing accounting, here are some skills we need for you to have:

    • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Experience working with development of standard cost, bill of material concept, and manufacturing variances.

    An awesome opportunity is waiting just for you!

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepares reports and commentary on actual monthly results for the plant and provides comparative analysis to current forecast and prior year.  Meets with plant management to review results and ensure accuracy of standards related to plant production.
    • Develops and implements procedures in writing to standardize costing and analysis of product output costs.
    • Analyzes production yield, costs, and efficiencies and works with Operations on continuous improvement projects.
    • Prepares reports and analysis on operational performance and budget variances to strengthen cost controls, reduce costs, and increase efficiencies.  Make recommendations as appropriate.
    • Analyze item bills of material and routings against actual and make necessary adjustments utilizing QAD and Microsoft applications.
    • Creates efficient summaries for senior management to highlight findings on a monthly basis.
    • Provides cost accounting support for the plant and acts as a liaison between remote locations and Corporate Accounting.






    The candidate we need will have:

    • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related discipline required.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in accounting in a manufacturing environment.
    • Strong management skills.
    • Microsoft office and QAD experience.
    • Ability to travel 5%.


    Come join us!  Apply now!