Cost Accountant

July 5 2019
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Estimation - Cost, Financial Analysis
Richmond Hill, ON
  • Excellent opportunity for a financial analyst to take the next step in their career!
  • Use your experience to make your mark on a growing organization!
  • Receive a competitive annual salary, plus benefits and incentives!

About La Rocca Creative Cakes 

La Rocca Creative Cakes (LRCC) was established in 1986 and we have since grown to become one of the most respected artisanal dessert manufacturers in North America. With a focus on creativity and quality, every La Rocca cake is designed and handcrafted by one of our artisan pastry chefs.

At La Rocca Creative Cakes, you will have the opportunity to work with an energetic team who shares a passion for success. We love what we do and we hope you love what we bake!

For more information, please visit our website

Your New Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join our team in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This is a new role within the company and a truly exciting opportunity for a senior accounting professional to take the next meaningful step in their career.

Working closely with the Controller, you will research and analyze financial information to help the company make well-informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements. 

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing, analyzing and reporting the weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by sku, category, business unit and by customer.
  • Analyzing actual costs versus standard costs, budgets and prepares reports of variances.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and ensuring the validity of inventory and margin reports, assisting with cycle count/physical inventories, conducting research and performing analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability.
  • Providing weekly inventory reports to the senior management teams; identify and resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Working closely with the Controller to prepare cash flow forecasting and calculate daily cash availability.
  • Assisting plant production planning and plant operations management in evaluating cost effective solutions related to operational efficiencies.
  • Managing all direct material usages impacting product costs as well as identification of process improvements.
  • Assisting in month and year-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary.
  • Partnering with various cross-functional departments within the plant and corporate office in strategic project management efforts to compute the unit cost of product from labor, material and overhead costs, batch conversion analysis, waste management, etc.
  • Preparing estimates of new or proposed product costs.
  • Maintaining and update pricing for all customer accounts.

The Ideal Candidate

In order to qualify for this role, you will have relevant experience in CPG manufacturing and a professional CPA designation along with hands-on experience using MS Nav Dynamics.

You will also possess:

  • Understanding of Microsoft Power BI (asset).
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in MS Excel Work in special projects and other duties as required.
  • The ability to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis.
  • A comprehensive understanding of plant operations and its product lines by working in a cross-functional capacity in the product development process.
  • Detail-oriented, punctual, strong organizational and communicational skills.
  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously under minimal supervision and shifting priorities.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.

The Perks

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary, dependent on your skills and experience plus a great host of benefits, including:

  • Extended Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Additional incentives
  • Social and team-building events, including seasonal parties

If you want to use your experience with an energetic team who shares a passion for success, this could the role for you - apply to La Rocca Creative Cakes today!

Get social with us!

Instagram: @LaRoccaCakes ( & @LaRoccaCreativeKitchen (


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