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Posted December 20th

Sr. Cost Accountant - Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR

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Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted December 20th

Sr. Cost Accountant - Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR






Full Time

About The Position
Position is responsible for working with the MFG Director and Operations team on developing accurate standard costs. Identifying improvements and streamlining processes related to the Plant.
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means creating great company every day. It means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and collaborating with passionate people on successful premium brands in an entrepreneurial way. 

Our people are at the core of our success. Everyone adds a vital ingredient to our mix, bringing a personal touch and individual qualities that make Pernod Ricard even better. We work together with a shared commitment to our values:
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit;
  • Mutual trust;
  • A strong sense of ethics; and 
  • A relentless commitment to growth. 
Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development and growth. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues. We never settle for “good enough” but stretch ourselves and our teams towards improvement and progress in all we do. 
Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Position Summary
Position is responsible for working with the MFG Director and Operations team on developing accurate standard costs.  Identifying improvements and streamlining processes related to the Plant.  Assists in Developing R&O Manufacturing variances including dry/wet and labor.  Works with Operations on labor analysis for identifying root cause for exceptions to standards. Ensures all transfer pricing for Imports are costed and applicable excise tax calculated. Responsible for all Capex reporting and analysis.  Scheduling monthly and weekly Capex meetings to review updated files.   Assisting MFG Director on all Capex group reporting including ROIs.
This position is located in Fort Smith Arkansas.
  • Work with MFG Director and Operations to develop standard costs.  Ensure all costs are updated and reviewed for accuracy.   Corroborative with MFG Director and Operations to develop the Production budget.   Ensure all items have costs and excise tax as needed.
  • Capex Reporting for Fort Smith –Projects are reviewed for completion. Group reporting is compiled with Operations and submitted timely.
  • Work with Operations on identifying cost saving initiatives for all areas of the manufacturing facility including new production equipment.  Collaborative effort to compile ROIs on Capital expenditures.
  • Review of Manufacturing variances and assists MFG Director and Procurement team on risk & opportunity monthly reporting.  
  • Special projects as assigned including being active in continuous improvement projects.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required;   
  • Experience/Background: At least five years accounting experience, preferably in manufacturing and cost
  • Technical Functional Skills:  Excel, Power Point, Word
Competencies:  Demonstrate commitment to the PR USA, Fort Smith QSE Management System policy, procedures, and dedication to the achievement of Operational Excellence, business performance, and sustainability through:

1.  Producing quality products with a focus on customer satisfaction and cost effective operations
2.  Identifying and reducing product safety risks and practicing good manufacturing practices
3.  Practicing safety awareness and safe work practices to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors and visitors: by identifying and reducing safety risks, maintaining a clean work environment, and practicing good health, hygiene, and safety practices.
4. Protection of the environment through recycling, minimizing waste, and conservation of    natural resources     

Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Offers will be subject to United States local terms.
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Fort Smith, AR
Function Details
  • Reports To MFG Director and Operations