Opelika, Alabama Accountant, Sr Cost

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  • Requisition Number R3887
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Accounting
  • Location Opelika, Alabama


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Sr. Cost Accountant 

Opelika, AL 

The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible for applying principles of cost accounting to ensure the integrity of cost data, and statistical procedures to administer systems and report cost data, such as product standard costs, material and manufacturing variances, operation costs, and daily production results. This role provides periodic financial support to operations management for process analysis and improvement efforts, resource use and allocation for effective decision-making process. The Sr. Cost Accountant reports to the Assistant Operations Controller. 

Key Responsibilities 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Assists Plant Controller for all accounting and financial activities of the Opelika facility, including but not limited to month end close, account reconciliations, variances analysis, forecast, and budget 


  • Prepares and analyzes monthly material and manufacturing variances, inventory reserves, inventory movement, costs of sales, and system cost flows; evaluates existing cost system reporting; investigates and resolves discrepancies in cost and variance data 


  • Maintains and monitors standard costs on a daily and monthly basis; provides feedback to Procurement to facilitate changes to purchased standards 


  • Prepares monthly Operations Financial Performance Package and identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and bring more meaningful data and information to support the Operations Team 

  • Perform in depth analysis of work order variances such as rework, scrap, and material yield/usage variances. 

  • Conducts ad-hoc analyses as needed to support operational decision making and improve profitability.

Ideal Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate has a passion for driving efficiencies with a proactive mindset to achieve results. You're a self-starter with the ability to shift focus and priorities in a fast-paced environment. This individual will collaborate with the operations team to better understand manufacturing and logistics processes. You will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Critical Success Factors 

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have: 

  • Self-motivation, drive, and sense of urgency to meet deadlines while maintaining strong relationships with internal business partners 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for process improvements 

  • The ability to think 'big-picture' and understand the key trends and levers that drive a business 

  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision 

  • Demonstrated clear and concise communication skills 

Capabilities & Skills Required 

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have: 

  • 2-5 years experience in Cost Accounting, financial modeling, and analysis in a Manufacturing environment. 

  • Bachelor’s its equivalent in Accounting or business-related field 

  • Competent knowledge in cost accounting, inventory control, and general accounting principles 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access 

  • Experience in JDEdwards, Oracle, or related ERP system  


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$81,600.00 - $122,400.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

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