Cost Accounting Analyst

Valent is always looking for people who share our passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people worldwide

Valent BioSciences

Cost Accounting Analyst

 Valent BioSciences is a global organization that embraces a team-focused, fast-paced, challenging, and professional work environment offering its employees room to grow. As a leading supplier of environmentally friendly, highly effective products and services for agriculture, public health, and forestry, we are always looking for people who share our passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people worldwide. The Valent Biosciences manufacturing site located on an expansive 73-acre site in Osage, IA is a state of the art 130,000 square foot plant and is the largest purpose-built biorational facility in the world. It serves as the manufacturing and quality control center for Valent Biosciences broad portfolio offer mentation products.




This comprehensive position has contact with many aspects of manufacturing operations and Supply Chain. Collects data, allocates costs, and prepares reports that maintain the company’s cost accounting system. Support Supply Chain, Osage Manufacturing Plant by working with plant managers in developing annual overhead budget, work with onsite engineers to update BOMs and establishing product costs and analyzing monthly manufacturing variances. This position is responsible for preparing standard cost reports, determining manufacturing variances, closing monthly manufacturing accounting, reviewing closed production orders, and communicating with management. Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles ledger accounts. Must be able to assist the Cost Accounting Manager, Controller and Senior Director of Finance with recommendations on system and reporting improvement.




  • Drive the preparation of the annual     overhead budget for the plant.
  • Assist in development overhead     rates.
  • Determine and update product     standard costs for Osage
  • Prepares reports and explanations     for Osage and monthly manufacturing variances.  Completes month end close for     manufacturing accounting.




  • Data entry or review and maintain     all item master set up and bill of material data in SAP cost accounting     application.
  • Reviews all manual inventory     adjustments and conduct annual physical inventory procedures for Osage.
  • Review and post all manufacturing     accounting and inventory payable transactions.                                          
  • Complete assigned general ledger     account reconciliation for inventory accounts and complete other special     projects as needed.
  • Support with budgeting.



CollegeDegree BA, or equivalent with 4 – 7 years of related experience.

SAPexperience preferred.

MicrosoftOffice Products (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) skills, intermediate level.  

Good inter-departmental communication(written / verbal) required.


We welcome the opportunity to review your qualifications.

Valent BioSciences LLC is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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Job Title
Cost Accounting Analyst
Osage, Iowa
Employment Basis
Full Time 
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