Cost Accountant

  • 357 Constitution Way, Idaho Falls, Idaho, us
  • Full-time

Company Description

Idahoan Foods is located in the heart of the Intermountain Region of the Pacific Northwest. Our company is fast-paced, but our community has maintained the slower pace of life with plenty of outdoor recreation; we are just a couple hours from Yellowstone National Park, Grand Targhee Resort and Sun Valley.

Idahoan Foods is hiring for a Cost Accountant in our manufacturing facilities. This is a salary level position, pay will be based on education and experience. 

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Cost Accountant is to ensure proper treatment of all financials associated with plant operations. This includes monitoring/making transactions associated with purchasing, production, inventory, and distribution.


Principle Accountabilities:
1. Collects, organizes and studies data regarding costs of business activity such as raw material, packaging, ingredients, direct labor, and indirect manufacturing costs.
2. Obtains and reports on data to provide information about changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided.
3. Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production results.
4. Makes estimates of new and proposed product or service costs. Recommends cost efficiencies.
5. Validates the accuracy of reported inventory levels and production quantities, creating reconciliations where needed.
Alignment with Core Values of the Company
• Respect & Value Our People
• Stay in Front of Change While Reducing Costs
• Delight our Customers
• Food Quality & Safety
Professional Qualifications/Required Skills of the Position:
Education and/or Experience:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college and relevant work experience.
Language Skills:
The ability to read, comprehend, and compose simple to complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Must possess the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. The ability to conduct professional presentations and respond to questions from managers and senior executives.
Reasoning Ability:
Possess strong analytical, quantitative, communication, problem solving, and technical skills. Has the ability to creatively apply experience and common sense to a variety of situations. Has the ability to manage several projects concurrently.
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience with ERP systems is also required.
Work Environment:
The work environment is a traditional office with approximately 10 – 15% travel involved. Person must be capable of carrying up to 50 lbs while traveling.

Additional Information

Idahoan Foods, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state, or local law.