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Sysco Cost Accountant - Newport Meat Northern CA in Newark, California


US1224 Newport Meat Northern California, Inc.

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Full Time

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Position Summary

The Sysco Specialty Meat Group Cost Accountant is a hands-on Accounting professional who is an operationally and financially process focused team player with proven problem solving, analytical and communication skills. This position reports directly to the CFO supporting the manufacturing and financial operations to include month end close as well as ensuring accounting procedures and compliance. A successful candidate combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles, manufacturing standard cost and computer skills to analyze transactions, performance and financial reporting. Must have experience with full cycle month-end closing processes and financial reporting in a manufacturing environment. Must be adept at maintaining the accuracy of the cost of goods sold by developing and monitoring product cost and cost variances.


  • SIGN ON BONUS (If offered)

  • Monday – Friday schedules available

  • Competitive pay

  • Ongoing job skills training, leadership development training

  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Generous retirement benefits

  • Employee discount programs

  • Referral Bonus

  • Safety programs

  • Service recognitions and employee rewards

  • Cross training opportunities

  • More benefits, too many to name


• Responsible for the operations cost accounting function including assisting in annual budget development, month end close activities and reporting.

• Responsible for monitoring inventories and adjustments, cycle count auditing and monitoring, standard cost rate development and management, preparation and review of the physical inventories, aged inventory monitoring, reconciliation and A&O reserves.

• Review, report and explain drivers of manufacturing performance variances (product mix vs performance), absorptions and spend variances, operating expenses, analyze trends and variance explanations.

• Support Region CFO, Region Team, Business Unit, Corporate and interact with Sysco Business Services as needed and support inter business unit process improvement

• Partner with the Operations teams to understand cost and efficiency improvement impacts and opportunities.

• Manage yield models, develop and prepare yield analysis reporting, manufacturing absorption rates as well as complete cost exercises on yield performance, labor hours and material values.

•Leads analysis, planning (AOP and other), forecasting, and control of the organization’s financial transactions, systems and procedures to comply with regulations, Sysco’s accounting principles and other internal/external financial standards

• Develop, prepare and maintain various weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting.

• Evaluate sales and cost of sales and impacts of price, volume and mix as part of month end.

• Work with merchandising team to analyze, document and capture PPV or Market Rate variances.

• Provide detailed cost estimates for new products and propose changes to current product costs.

• Participate in process improvement initiatives as well as aid in performing internal control guidelines and testing.

• Special projects as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics required


• 3 -5 years operations / financial analysis, and accounting• Minimum 3+ years Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required. Food manufacturing experience a plus.• Experience in both Union and Non-Union environments, preferred

Professional Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Working knowledge of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and profitability analysis.

  • Must have excellent computer skills, advanced excel skills and solid understanding of ERP software with the ability to learn Sysco technology software and programs.

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively

  • Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments

  • Ability to work in a disciplined manner and capable of following established procedures, practices and comply with local, state and federal regulations.

Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The associate is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:

The role travels up to 25% of time to the Operating Sites within the region.

Working Conditions:

  • The work environment characteristics described here represent those that an associate encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to fast moving material handling equipment or other mechanical equipment. The associate is occasionally exposed to freezer/cooler warehouse environments. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high voltage electrical equipment and vibration. The noise level in the work environment usually is loud.

  • The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces. The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. The associate may occasionally be required to travel to other Operating Companies or the corporate office as business needs dictate (i.e. training, business continuation, etc.). The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.