Salary Mid-Point: $105,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Cost Accounting Manager / Controller


Create, maintain, and manage a cost accounting system from scratch for the tracking of labor, material, and overhead costs. Establish costing methods for profitability determination at product and customer level. Establish and maintain manufacturing costing system and methodology. Responsible for assisting with the daily, monthly and year-end accounting. Help manage month end closing and general ledger. Perform financial reviews and analysis. Critical team member on new ERP implementation (IQMS) Set up fixed asset reporting and tracking system. Create and monitor budget reporting. Improve cash flows forecasting system. Ensure proper accounting and tracking of project work within the maintenance department and Company capital expenditures. Prepare and analyze the monthly budget/forecast to actual variance reports. Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including balance sheet and key SGA expense accounts. Assist in the preparation of financial reports such as financial statements, budget performance, and financial reporting. Create KPI performance metrics reporting. Help improve processes in accounting, cost accounting and inventory control. Ensure the processing and recording of accounting transactions are accurate and in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Establish factory overhead and labor rates. Create standard cost accounting system. Provide sales reporting and analysis. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 8+ years of general accounting or cost accounting experience, of which at least 5 years of cost accounting practice in a manufacturing environment required
  • Demonstrated experience at establishing a manufacturing cost accounting system
  • Food Manufacturing Experience strongly preferred
  • CPA and/or CMA strongly preferred
  • IQMS strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)


If interested, please send your resume directly to for consideration.