Inventory Accounting Manager

  • location: Emeryville, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $110,000 - $140,000 per year
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Inventory Accounting Manager

job summary:
Successful high growth Retail / Consumer Products company is seeking a Manager of Inventory Accounting to support the Director of Accounting. The position will manage 2 direct reports, plan, organize, direct and control inventory transaction processing operations. Qualified candidates will have 5-10+ years of inventory accounting experience within a retail or consumer goods industry environment.

location: Emeryville, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $110,000 - 140,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
  • Works with inventory staff, supply chain finance, plant and IT personnel to develop optimal flow of inventory data for cost accounting system.
  • Establishing, implementing and documenting new policies and procedures related to inventory.
  • Performs month-end accounting activities, including preparing, reviewing and analyzing all inventory related entries to the ledger and financial statements to provide accurate inventory valuation and reporting.
  • Trains, develops and manages the performance of 2 inventory staff providing ongoing training, feedback and timely performance and pay reviews.
  • Oversee the direct store delivery (DSD) inventory and implement best practices throughout the field.
  • Main point of contact for the Microsoft D365 ERP implementation for inventory.
  • Manages item setup and BOM cost changes in ERP. Also, work closely with Retail Operations and Procurement on item set up and maintenance.
  • Monitors manual and system purchase orders and receipts co-pack activity. Research and reconcile inventory discrepancies.
  • Manages annual standard costing process across all categories.
  • Performs monthly purchase price variance and inventory adjustment analysis; review the updated standard material costs for items with large purchase price variances.
  • Analyze quarterly inventory obsolescence and challenge provision for reserve. Make recommendation on provision balance required and process changes as necessary.
  • Perform count variance analysis for mid-year and year-end physical inventory (PI) and reconcile inventory and adjustment impact before and after PI.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of inventory sub-ledger to general ledger.
  • Prepares schedules and analysis required for external audit.
  • Ad hoc analysis related to inventory and COGS fluctuations.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years' experience in accounting with hands-on supervisory experience with manufacturing and multi-site inventory operations.
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems. Experience with system integrations and development of automated processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills.
  • S. or B.A. required.
  • CPA or CMA preferred.
For immediate consideration, please send your resume to

skills: Inventory
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Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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