Senior Cost Accountant

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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


Dart Container has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cost Accountant to join our global manufacturing company, setting the industry standard of excellence.


As our Senior Cost Accountant you will be involved with the development of product cost, variance analysis, flux analysis and complex ad-hoc financial analysis for management. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to research and make recommendations for improvements in product costs at our production facilities as well as provide mentoring support to our Associate Cost Accountants on complex cost accounting tasks.


If you would describe yourself as an analytical problem solver, looking for a challenging and rewarding position that has a great deal of personnel interaction with various groups across an organization than Dart wants to hear from you!


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Perform the annual product cost standard setting process, periodic updates as required and the daily development of the product costs
  • Prepare all journal entries and account reconciliations on a monthly basis, including complex correcting journals or analytical schedules that support reserves
  • Analyze plant financial data, including cost center reports, activity rates, variances, and inventory valuation.  Routine flux analysis and complex ad hoc financial analysis
  • Complete timely month-end and year-end close of the controlling module; perform error resolution and root cause analysis
  • Participate in special projects individually or as part of a cross functional team
  • Work with plant operations on the understanding and implementation of proper internal controls
  • Maintain secure control of accounting related documentation such as invoices, checks, journal entries, and financial statements


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
  • Five (5) 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)
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal customers
  • Proven analytical problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Up to 5% domestic and international travel
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with plant managers and other business partners
  • CPA or CMA
  • SAP experience
  • Cost analysis 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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