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Sr Analyst, Finance-Bakery Accounting


Swedesboro, NJ, US, 08085

Job Type:  Accounting & Finance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Key Accountabilities

As part of the Bakery Finance group, you will work with multiple bakery locations.  This includes preparing and maintaining accounting records, performing the operational level monthly close and balance sheet account reconciliations, preparing spend and variance analysis reports, and ensuring process order settlement is complete and accurate.



Collect, analyze, evaluate, and present data about the bakeries internal financial and operational performance, with an emphasis on accurate and timely delivery of results.


Prepare weekly Bakery analysis on: 

  • Capacity utilization
  • Spend
  • Material usage variance
  • Temp labor
  • Process Orders
  •  Analyze production process order variances to ensure that production information is accurate and complete.  Provide insight to operations for continuous improvement
  •  Ensures that production process orders are financially settled and closed
  • Ensure proper month end processing cut off
  • Perform month end close procedures for the Bakeries
  • Calculate accruals and prepare journal entries
  • Perform and maintain balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Perform GR/IR discrepancy investigation and resolution. Identify root cause to support bakery level process improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or general business
  • 2+ years of accounting experience
  • Computer literate in spreadsheet and word applications
  • Good analytical, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Understanding of cost accounting, month end closings and journal entries
  • Self-starter, dependable, adaptable, and requires minimal supervision   
  • Team player with strong people skills and the ability to communicate successfully
  • Willingness to be out in the plants partnering with operations required 
  • Able to work with management and cross functionally
  • Travel approximately 15%



  • Accounting experience in food industry
  • SAP and BOBJ experience
  • Professional designation (CPA/CMA)





Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.