Cost Accountant


Perrigo Company plc, a leading global healthcare company, delivers value to its customers and consumers by providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products. Founded in 1887 as a packager of home remedies, Perrigo has built a unique business model that is best described as the convergence of a fast-moving consumer goods company, a high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing organization and a world-class supply chain network. Perrigo is the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter ("OTC") healthcare products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe and the U. S., as well as a leading producer of "extended topical" prescription drugs. Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, sells its products primarily in North America and Europe, as well as in other markets, including Australia, Israel and China.

Perrigo is looking to add a Cost Accountant to their team located at the US Headquarters in Allegan, MI. The Cost Accountant will be responsible for the review and preparation of standard cost calculations and analysis of: materials, labor, overhead, royalties, transfer pricing, and other business activities. The Cost Accountant will also provide support to the site specific costing teams and Operations Finance management. Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc cost rolls, review for accuracy and document explanation for changes
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and perform analysis and reporting specific to standard cost variances, specifically, POV, inventory revaluations, and absorption
  • Perform monthly master data verifications and annual reviews of master data in preparation for new standards creation or based on ad hoc requests. Review with appropriate groups and make agreed upon changes
  • Maintains production routers (crew and rates) and other necessary costing master data for new products and annual updates
  • Support Operations Finance department with preparing product cost estimates, integrations or miscellaneous analysis and reporting as necessary
Experience Required:
  • Must possess knowledge of accepted theory and application of financial and U. S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U. S. GAAP)
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data, provide appropriate review of details and challenge to results as necessary to drive accuracy and consistency of reporting
  • Requires strong computer proficiency in Excel and SAP (or similar ERP system) and a preference in having experience with crystal reports (or similar reporting software)
  • Must be self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deadlines and be willing to work additional or flexible hours as needed
  • Must have a Bachelor s degree in accounting combined with 1-2 years of manufacturing accounting experience or 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment combined with at least 2 years of post-secondary education and progress toward a degree in Accounting or Finance

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

Due to the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry and legal requirements, you may be subject to post employment background checks.

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.