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Controller, Manufacturing

Company: Aspire Bakeries
Location: Cayce
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers
expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.This position is responsible for leading the Supply Chain Finance activities at our Cayce bakery. A close working relationship with the bakery management team must be maintained in order to provide financial analysis and business insight on a daily basis.Responsibilities: Responsible for oversight/control of costs within the bakery.
Providecommentary for cost variances from expectations and relevant actionitems as necessary.
Maintain ownership of the relevant financial statement assertions over the local balance sheet, including completeness of accruals, the existence of assets, and valuation of inventory.
Maintainand promotea strong internal control environment within the bakery. Identifypossible weaknesses and developsystems/processes to close any gaps in conjunction with the financial policies of the company and GAAP. Coordinate the preparation of the annual bakery budget. Ownership of accurate standard costs for all foods produced within the bakery. Provide cost estimates for new food development which includes possible time/motion studies and eventual setup in SAP. Assist with internal and external audits, answering queries and providing required supporting documents. Participate in the Capital Expense Requests process as required. Monitor project progress and ensure that closing notices are processed in a timely manner.
Oversee bakery asset disposals and transfers. Perform fixed asset inventories as required. Complete special projects or ad hoc requests as assigned. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and two-way communication with peers and other personnel throughout the company. This position will oversee the Cayce, SCbakery. Minimal annual travel is required to visit off-site bakeries.Qualifications: 5-7 years of related finance experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA and/or CMA preferred. Knowledge of ERP manufacturing systems, preferably SAP. Strong understanding of Cost Accounting including standard costing models and concepts. Knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software, Excel spreadsheet software, and Outlook email software Ability to communicate complex information in a relatable manner, matching the message to the audience. Ability to analyze performance trends across multiple periods of time, including price-volume-mix analyses.Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Aspire Bakeries, Columbia , Controller, Manufacturing, Accounting, Auditing , Cayce, South Carolina

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