Cost Accountant

Date: Jul 7, 2019

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container



Dart Container has an exciting Cost Accountant position, which will allow for an individual to join a global manufacturing company, setting the industry standard of excellence. Our Cost Accountant will be responsible for reviewing bills of materials, routings, and overhead rates for various product lines manufactured at several Dart locations.

Our successful candidate will be an analytical individual, who is self-motivated and thrives on attention to detail. They will have the ability to take ownership of key product costing tasks that impact our strategic plan objectives, while interacting with several levels of management, at both the plant and corporate level.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Accurately prepare cost estimates on a daily basis and support the periodic updating of cost estimates
  • Prepare routine and correcting journal entries and account reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Analyze plant financial data, including cost center reports, activity rates, variances, and inventory valuation and perform flux analysis
  • Complete timely month-end and year-end close of the controlling module; perform error resolution and root cause analysis
  • Create accurate and concise verbal and written communications to internal departments about accounting-related information
  • Participate in special projects individually or as part of a cross functional team
  • Maintain master data, statistical key figures, and supporting documentation in support of the controlling module
  • Monitor internal controls which supports segregation of duties and adequate control over company assets
  • Maintain secure control of accounting related documentation such as invoices, checks, journal entries, and financial statements
  • Maintain accurate job aids for all duties assigned


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree required with an emphasis in accounting, finance or business, preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience in accounting, finance or cost analysis
  • Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas such as V-lookup, graphs, pivot tables)
  • Ability to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal customers
  • Proven analytical problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Works well in a team environment, working towards the common goal of the department as a whole
  • Up to 5% domestic and international travel
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
  • Requires a favorable motor vehicle report upon hire
  • Additional work hours during critical times of the year including weekends and evenings


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • CPA or CMA
  • Cost analysis experience
  • SAP experience
  • Knowledge of query, reporting, and data analysis tools

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.



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