Nestle Cost Accountant in Danville, Virginia


Co-pilot (vision, organization, practices, initiatives/projects) on a day to day basis for assigned Local Committee. Provide financial leadership by supplying plant and corporate management accurate and timely financial data, as well as analysis and recommended actions to identify and correct inefficient operations resulting in lower operating costs. Ensure sound costing in adherence to financial legal requirements and Nestle Accounting Standards (NAS). Ensure compliance of factory with Nestle regulations and best practices through participating in compliance network within in the factory.


  • Challenge assumptions in seeking cost improvements in factory. Seek for and support cost improvement opportunities, be an active contributor to improvement projects and initiatives validate and review proposed savings. Work within Focused Improvement (FI) pillar to develop and execute project pipeline. Utilize Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) and LEAN tools to improve processes and results.

  • Compile reporting of actuals on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, focusing on variable costs and promoting ownership of data at source. Organize and oversee timeliness and accuracy of period-end close.

Develop dynamic forecasts for the factory; ensure transparency of this process. Ensure adherence to Nestle financial policies, Accounting Standards and Costing Standards. Follow up and monitor progress to close identified gaps.

Be an active member of the local committee through supporting operational reviews, meetings, and improvement projects for the production team.

  • Participate in business planning. Work with team members to develop new product costing in accordance with costing standards.

Work with factory compliance network to roll out best practices to team in area of Compliance. Conduct internal audits to assess audit readiness. Track compliance on open audit follow ups and ensure closure. Work with other factories to roll out periodic peer audits and focus on corporate audit trend results.



This position reports to the Factory Controller or Manager Costing




Conversion cost of site budget.


B.S. Degree required. Accounting, or other finance degree or equivalent field preferred.


Communication, leadership and planning skills.

Some budgeting experience preferred.


Ability to communicate to all audiences within the organization.

Aptitude with financial systems.

Strong financial modeling and analytical skills.

The Nestle Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Finance, Nestle USA

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.