Cargill Senior Cost Accounting-CAN in Heredia, Costa Rica

Senior Cost Accounting-CAN

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

This position is a key member of the Financial Shared Services RTR Accounting team, which provides accounting services for Cargill Business Units and Functions. This person is responsible for Cost Accounting activities; including accounting for plant expenses, allocations, monthly journal entries, month-end plant close, inventory valuations, and balance sheet reconciliations. This position will be required to cross train in the RTR Accounting team to create depth and provide support to other team members. May serve as backup for critical tasks for other members

Principal Accountabilities:

75% Cost Accounting:

Act as primary point of contact for selected functional groups or business unit partners for which you are the primary accountant as Controllers as much Spanish as English communications. Ensure all internal controls are in place and monitored, financial processes are performed timely and accurately, and all accounting is done in accordance with Cargill Policies and GAAP.

Perform Business Unit/Functional accounting services ensuring correct financial data.

Perform period end close processes, timely and accurately, ensuring correct financial data.

Perform monthly SG&A expenses analysis, ensuring accurately reported.

Prepare BU/Function reporting to highlight financial result analysis, ensure all is in compliance with US GAAP and local tax rule.

Prepare and complete financial consolidations and reporting schedules, monthly, quarterly, and annually, ensuring all is accurate before submission.

Prepare and complete Balance Sheet reconciliation ensuring all account balances are appropriately supported and comply with Cargill’s Balance Sheet Account Reconcialition and Analysis policy.

Provide financial support to BU’s/Functions.

Support annual statutory auditing and tax function for any analysis reporting for assigned BU.

Participate in process improvement/miscellaneous projects within Finance Shared Services.

Cross train within Accounting team to create depth and provide support to other team members. May serve as backup for critical tasks for other members.

Run plant close

Inventory valuation

Variances review and adjustments.

15% Business Partnering:

Effective and timely communication with BU/Function wherever necessary.

Provide accounting/finance support for BU/Function, as requested.

Participate in BU/Function meetings, as requested.

Work as support and backup for the RTR Supervisor

5% Compliance & Process Efficiency:

Meet all agreed KPI and complete services within the SLA.

Review financial accounting processes and key internal control point to monitor alignment with the standard

5% Compliance & Process Efficiency:

Review accounting processes and escalate deviations to Supervisor

Maintain all documentation and update timely.

Initiate, suggest and demonstrate process improvement

Any other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Five yeasr experience in cost department

Demonstrate commitment to internal control

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Outlook)

Strong customer service


Knowledge of JD Edwards or AS400

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SAN01373