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Manufacturing Cost Accounting Lead

Company Name: Kroger
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Position Summary:

Responsible for the balancing cost for manufacturing within the Regional Accounting Service Center and for delivery of accurate, timely and efficient accounting services. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Update standard cost for all items and all plants on a weekly basis
  • Balance cost inventory general ledger accounts.
  • Handle any special projects requested by coordinator, managers or controllers.
  • Review all General Ledger accounts and provide assistance in areas of opportunity pertaining to Manufacturing.
  • Review unapplied/unbilled accounts as directed by the section manager.
  • Assist in training and development
  • Able to cross train within the department.
  • Develop a working relationship with the controllers. Follow up promptly with requests. Keep informed of any large or unexpected entries that would affect accounts.
  • Develop a working relationship with the manufacturing plant personnel and Financial Managers. Follow up promptly with requests. Communicate with them to discuss any cost issues
  • Handle any special projects
  • Promote teamwork and be available to provide guidance to any employee needing assistance
  • Provide to all internal and external customers high quality of customer service.
  • Set the example of positive and professional communication within the department.
  • Communicate with Coordinator and Specialist on unresolved issues
  • Ability to audit the team assignments and be able to give feedback on audits to the Coordinator and Manager
  • Establish line numbers for finished goods
  • Review Branded Standard Cost to make sure items are cost correctly
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Minimum Position/Education Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must be able to handle the balancing of multiple manufacturing plants with a thorough understanding of the flow of manufacturing information
  • Be a self-starter and be able to work with minimal direction
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Business Objects, and 10 Key
  • Have broad knowledge of accounting best practices
  • Experience in balancing general ledger accounts and journal entries
  • Understanding of the manufacturing flow of information
  • Ability to prioritize with good follow-up skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Must possess strong technical skills and be able to troubleshoot and be proactive in their thinking. The Accounting technical lead should be detail-oriented, accurate on a consistent basis, be able to perform a high volume of work and should demonstrate a global understanding of Kroger accounting.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Be a strong problem solver
  • Must be available to work some late evenings as needed

Desired Previous Job Experience/Qualifications:

  • Accounting and account balancing experience
  • Training experience
  • Experience with Cost accounting


Education Level: None
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South


Jobs at Kroger Regional Accounting Center (RASC) - Located in Nashville, Tennessee, RASC was formed to provide accounting support to the Kroger family of stores.  Our mission is to provide accurate, timely and efficient accounting services to each Division that we serve.  We offer competitive wages and benefits as well as career advancement opportunities nationwide.  If you are an Accounting professional with a passion for people and a passion for results, please apply online today.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 || Full-Time||  Non-Exempt || Employee || Accounting || None || Kroger || 37214 || 2620 Elm Hill Pike || Nashville || TNPosting Notes:  

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Accounting, Finance

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