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Senior Cost Accountant (Portage la Prairie, MB, Canada)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. 


The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for preparing and analyzing financial reports relating to production at the Portage la Prairie Plant. This role will prepare various reports including but not limited to plant overhead, inventory, and cost reporting. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate attention-to-detail on a consistent basis.  A high level of proficiency in MS Office products, particularly Excel is required.  This role reports directly to the Sr. Plant Accounting Manager and will interact with the production team and corporate accounting teams.  

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports.
  • Prepares analysis reports for various plant overhead accounts.
  • Responsible for administering plant records retention program.
  • Process vendor invoices for payment including review, coding, submission to shared services and follow-up on outstanding invoices.  Respond to vendor payment inquiries.
  • Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly.
  • Review MRO and MFG inventory records and post cycle count and transfer adjustments as required.
  • Compiles and updates records through data entry; prepares various plant reports.
  • Responsible for collection, deposit, and proper recording of cash receipts for the plant.
  • Required to participate in management walk through GMP Audits, safety conversations and Crisis Management Plan.


Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Working toward CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred.
  • This is a senior-level position to the Cost Accounting job family requiring a comprehensive understanding of Accounting fundamentals and principles.
  • Work is varied and complex.
  • Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.

Job Requisition ID: 4169 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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