Cost Accountant in Lancaster, OH at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


OH Lancaster

Job Type:

Finance Cost Accounting

Job Posting Title:

Cost Accountant

Job Description:

The Cost Accountant is responsible for assisting the plant with cost accounting activities: Bill of Materials structures, applying accounting principles to analyze financial information such as standards earned, batch cost analysis, yield loss, and journal entries.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the standard costs of new products in accordance with plan.
  • Review and analyze product, labor, and overhead variances.
  • Assist in the month end close process through journal entries and general ledger research.
  • Improve existing analysis and reporting through process optimization.
  • Work closely with the plant management and inventory teams on monitoring performance. 
  • Play an integral role in the planning process, aid in setting new standards.
  • Monitor departmental spending.
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting to support plant and corporate inquiries.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • MS Excel: Intermediate to Advanced
  • ERP Software Experience
  • MS SQL Server and/or MS Access
  • Must be a highly motivated /self-starting individual who can use their previous work experience and cost accounting principles to perform financial analysis of the operation. 
  • Requires strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task and to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, consistently meeting deadlines with accurate and detailed results.  

Minimum Experience

  • 3-5 years progressive cost accounting experience required


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting/Finance

Travel Requirements: Minimal          


Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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