Senior Cost Accountant

Cronos Group Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Cronos Group is a global leader in the cannabis industry committed to producing innovative products. Our iconic brand portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and Lord Jones™, a hemp-derived (CBD) personal care brand. Our goal is to establish the most valuable international community comprised of passionate, genuine and committed employees.

Our talented and dynamic team loves the opportunity to enhance new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Cronos Group is committed to your professional development so if you want to join our tribe, apply today!

About the Role:

If you are a self-motivated individual who thrives in complex situations, has a strong attention to detail, and has experience in a manufacturing or cultivation environment, then this is the job for you! As the Senior Cost Accountant, you will be assisting in the development of product costs and processes in an SAP environment while supporting manufacturing departments. This role will also be responsible for inventory reconciliation, analysis of material and labor variances manufacturing variances, and development of inventory controls. The Senior Cost Accountant will work within the Finance department and report to the Director, Cost Accounting. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, energetic and able to work as part of a team and at a fast pace.

This position is based out of Toronto, ON. The position will require occasional travel (~20%) to manufacturing facility in Stayner, ON.

What you'll be doing:
  • Support the development of standard cost in newly implemented SAP ERP system
  • Analyze manufacturing allocation of labor and overhead to Cultivation, Production & Packaging departments and make recommendations
  • Lead effort to develop monthly management reporting for Finance and Manufacturing Plant Management
  • Develop processes with the Financial Planning & Analysis department to review and track manufacturing capital projects
  • Participate in the manufacturing budgeting process and support effort to build manufacturing financial forecasts
  • Build and maintain manufacturing and inventory Finance policies
  • Develop product cost estimates for new product launches to assist Marketing Department
  • Assist with preparing, documenting, and analyzing manufacturing budget by department/account
  • Be the Finance subject matter expert to support operations management on key projects
  • Develop and manage key reports, monthly KPI measures, and processes to support operations management
  • Analyze monthly plant expenditures and advise Finance management and operations on potential cost savings
  • Any ad-hoc duties, reporting, analysis or business development initiatives as required
You'll need to have:
  • 3-5 years in a similar Cost Accounting or Finance role
  • CPA designation or working towards a CPA designation
  • Ability to assess processes and systems to identify key control activities
  • Ability to identify and implement improvements to drive efficiencies
  • Hands-on team player, able to interact professionally with all levels including staff outside of the Finance group
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to collaborate with a broader finance team, implement significant initiatives and drive toward exceptional performance
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • An effective communicator with strong verbal and written skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented individual who is able to work under very tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure, change and ambiguity
  • Prior experience in manufacturing or cultivation environment is preferred
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees in a manufacturing environment
  • Solid knowledge SAP EPR system is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to travel to the manufacturing facility to learn operational & inventory processes

Cronos Group supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and we will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals in the job application process.

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