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Cost Accountant (Fresno, CA)


Fresno, CA, US, 93740

Req ID:  24841
Segment:  Finance

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Cost Accountant's responsibility is to direct and actively support the accurate development, maintenance and financial reporting accuracy of not only the manufacturing costs but also the balance sheet

  • Develop direct and indirect standard costs by product for materials, labor and mfg. overhead
  • Perform required system maintenance to set-up new raw material items and finished products
  • Review purchase price variance reports and research purchases to ensure accurate reporting
  • Update standard material costs on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Prepare timely and pertinent cost variance reports and make recommendations or take action on items as needed
  • Partner with operational management to improve controls, accuracy and quality of mfg. costs and resolve extraordinary variances
  • Direct monthly finished goods inventory cycle counts and perform data entry of physical counts
  • Analyze and report on inventory variances of raw materials and finished goods
  • Prepare accurate cost estimates for new and/or existing products on request
  • Participate in the monthly fiscal accounting closing process - prepare and enter journal entries and prepare and distribute operational statements
  • Contribute pertinent cost analysis associated with the annual budgeting process
  • Complete bank and balance sheet reconciliations as assigned
  • Assist in the preparation of audit lead schedules and the annual audit package
  • Complete ad-hoc reports or work requested by the Plant Manager 
  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years staff cost accounting level experience in a manufacturing environment – Cost accounting a plus
  • Advanced PC skills required, including Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Knowledge of GAAP and ethical standards associated with confidential and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Previous experience using SAP financial software a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written)


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.


Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

Nearest Major Market: Fresno

Job Segment: Data Entry, Administrative

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