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Senior Cost Accountant

Connecticut, 58 Vale Road, Brookfield, Connecticut, United States of America Req #278
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Job Title: Senior Cost Accountant 

Department: Finance

Reporting to: Controller

Location: Danbury, CT

Greenfield is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant to join our growing team. 

The Snr. Cost Accountant will report directly to the SC&I Controller and will be part of the team responsible for month-end close, accurate inventory costing, account reconciliations and analysis.  


Who We Are: 


Greenfield Global is a leading producer and supplier of high-value, mission-critical raw materials, ingredients, and additives that are vital to businesses and integral to a lower-carbon economy. From start-ups to the largest brands in the world, customers trust Greenfield’s extensive portfolio of premium products, regulatory expertise, and industry-leading service to improve people’s lives and the health of the planet. 


Why Join Greenfield? 


We innovate, collaborate, and work with purpose. By unlocking the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet, our work has a positive impact on the environment around the world. We’re always looking for people who can bring new talents and experience to our team. 


Who You Are: 

  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and openness to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.

Your Experience Should Include: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (CPA preferred)
  • 3 or more years of related general accounting experience in a complex manufacturing environment 
  • Familiarity with costing methodologies
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 is an asset
  • Possesses a strong systems background and excellent analytical skills
  • Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision and with competing priorities


Job Responsibilities: 


  • Apply fundamental accounting theories and concepts to support the cost accounting function
  • Collect, update, and analyze all relevant costing data to develop and maintain standard costs for materials and labor
  • Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, labor, and finished goods
  • Ownership for item set-up and update costs to drive accuracy of the bill of materials
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost and margins
  • Calculate actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and investigate variances
  • Analyze labor absorption and correct variances to ensure cost accuracy
  • Review of the integrity and reasonableness of the cost accounting systems on a periodic basis
  • Coordinate periodic physical inventory counts
  • Managing month-end financial close process for inventory and related items, and liaising with finance team on the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations
  • Lead or assist in ad hoc projects as needed


Total Compensation & Care: 

  • Base salary dependent on experience and demonstrated performance 
  • Formal and informal training opportunities 
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits 
  • Income protection: short- and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, paid personal sick time 
  • Vacation time exceeding industry standards 
  • Company funded retirement savings program with individual contribution opportunities 
  • Meaningful and challenging work 
  • Curated intentional culture focused on growth and development, engagement, and communication 


About Us 

We own and operate five distilleries, four specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centers. This integrated model enhances supply chain transparency, quality control, custom formulation development, and ultimately customer satisfaction. 


Core Values 

  • Honesty 
  • Integrity 
  • Respect 
  • Commitment 
  • Openness to Change 


Core Principles 

  • Innovation: We are constantly seizing opportunities to develop new products, processes and methods to meet the diverse and demanding requirements of our customers. 
  • Collaboration: We are part catalyst, part collaborator. We work with partners to get the most out of our existing products, and to develop custom solutions for our customer requirements. 
  • Responsibility: Our commitment to give back to local communities in the US and Canada goes beyond the bottom line. We give back to the planet by processing renewable resources into low carbon fuels and chemicals. 
  • Agility: Our team is not only fast, we has the flexibility and creativity to pivot with customer needs to develop custom-made, on-time solutions. 
  • Discipline: At every plant, and for every customer, for every shipment, we put quality first. We operate a tight, transparent supply chain while meeting the highest regulatory standards. 

Greenfield Global USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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  • Connecticut, 58 Vale Road, Brookfield, Connecticut, United States of America