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Senior Cost Accountant (Half Moon Bay, CA)

  • Position: Senior Cost Accountant
  • Reports To: Controller, Professional Tribe Inc.
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA


About Us:

Professional Tribe Inc. is a company that provides business support and professional services to companies in the areas of Legal, IT, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting and Purchasing. Current customers are:

  • Rocket Farms Inc., - One of the largest greenhouse growers in the country, supplying high quality indoor potted blooming foliage plants and a range of edible herbs, fruits and vegetable
  • Rocket Farms Herbs Inc. – A leading supplier of fresh cut culinary herbs in the western United States
  • Growers Transplanting Inc. - One of the largest and most advanced operator of greenhouse and automated transplanting technology for vegetables and fruits in the USA


Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Controller, this position is responsible for creating a standard cost model, costing, and updating the costings in the BOL for all products. Preparing cost variance analysis periodically and on an ad-hoc basis. This position will work closely with the Operations Manager ensuring that the manufacturing/production departments are aware of their costs versus their budgeted costs. 10% company travel.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Manage and develop Accounting employees as assigned
  • Manage operational data and ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Maintain Rocket’s cost accounting program including analysis of issues to determine root cause
  • Create ad hoc reports and analyses as required with Power BI and Host software
  • Review cost accounting transactions for accuracy and completeness
  • Supervise Inventory counts and inventory valuation for financial statements.
  • Prepare documents and post month-end general ledger journal entries.
  • Coordinate financial audits with the Controller and be involved in preparations as required.
  • Provide leadership and facilitate cooperation between accounting and other departments
  • Complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Certification: CPA, CMA, IMA, CGMA or similar
  • Minimum 5 years’ job experience in Costing
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Power BI or Jet, Word, & PowerPoint) Advanced level, experience with ERP software and forecasting software
  • Horticulture, Produce Industry or Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must maintain eligibility for company Vehicle insurance


Physical Activities:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk (uphill and on uneven surfaces), reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

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