Senior Plant Cost Accountant

Momence Packing is a harvest facility and manufacturer that exclusively produces sausage products for Johnsonville Sausage. Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Momence Packing offers a variety of positions, with opportunity for growth and development, as well as competitive wages and benefits.

Position Overview:

This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual to leverage their product costing expertise and leadership skills as a Senior Plant Cost Accountant for the Finance team, specifically serving the Momence facility.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to manufacturing excellence, continuous improvement and member development. This position plays a key leadership role at the facility by providing impartial financial analysis and guidance, decision support and development of financial acumen across the entire facility team.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with team members to create and continuously improve management reporting and performance metrics. Assist members in understanding how they can affect financial results.

  • Provide financial analysis and business insight to drive key performance metrics

  • Be an integral member of facility leadership teams setting strategic direction, identifying key financial opportunities, and leading key improvement initiatives

  • Lead the forecasting and annual budgeting process for your facilities. Ensure that facility processes are streamlined and align with overall company processes.

  • Assist the Planning and Analytics team in developing meaningful and reliable product cost estimates for new products.

  • Prepare financial analysis and recommendations for proposed capital expenditures including return on investment (IRR). Assist in capital project closing and post mortem analysis.

  • Drive the development of procedures and controls that ensure meaningful and reliable product costs and accurate inventories.

  • Coach production reporters, timekeepers, inventory control (coaching responsibilities may vary by location).

  • Understand all plant business processes and the impact on cost reporting. Involved in all accounting decisions related to Plant transactions

  • Participate on various project teams


  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing cost accounting experience in an ERP environment;CMA a plus but not required

  • Experience in food or CPG a plus but not required

  • Experience working with and/or developing meaningful operational reporting and guiding operations members on interpreting and using financial reporting

  • Desire and ability to be a thought leader and change agent in the context of a team environment

  • Strong computer skills required (Intermediate Excel, Word, Powerpoint); SAP experience would be a plus

  • Strong communication skills, ability to present financial information in a meaningful understandable way

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new skills

  • Ability to adapt to and embrace changing work environments

    Competencies you bring to the job: Managerial Courage/Standing Alone, Process Oriented/Attention to Detail and Informing

    Date: October, 29th, 2018

    Coach: Eric Gasca

    Location: Momence, IL

    Member Status: First Shift Salary

    Reason for Posting: Replacement

How to Apply: For internal Members, log into the Member Portal and click the quick link Johnsonville Jobs. Click Careers and then Job Search and apply for the position titled "Senior Plant Cost Accountant.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Momence Packingvalues the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given toour country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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