Cost Accountant

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Description/Job Summary

The Cost Accountant manages the accounting activities for a processing plant in accordance with GAAP and Corporate accounting policies including timely and accurate financial reporting, operations analysis, preparation of the annual overhead, labor and capital budgets and complete the audit plan.


  • Develops and maintains proper accounting procedures and controls for a processing plant in accordance with GAAP and Company accounting policies and complete the annual audit plan requirements.
  • In accordance with the Company accounting calendar, preparation of monthly closing activities for assigned areas of responsibility.  Duties to include inventory control, balance sheet reconciliations, operations reporting, and analysis.
  • Prepares weekly profit estimates and operating statistics as required. Works with the local management team to develop explanations/comments and action steps for the improvement of areas with unfavorable cost. Provides detailed analysis to the local management team that supports cost improvement within the facility.
  • Participates in preparation of annual plan and capital budgets for assigned areas of responsibility. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned. 

Required Experience

Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance plus 2-3 years related work experience. Must possess strong math and analytical skills. Requires strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of GAAP. Requires an understanding of systems and software applications. 


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.