Director of Operations Accounting

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

As the Director of Operations Accounting, you will be instrumental in driving our standard costing initiatives as part of our Digital Transformation team. You will lead the implementation of standardized costing methodologies, leveraging your expertise in cost accounting and process optimization. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in establishing and developing our standard costing department, ensuring that it becomes a center of excellence within our organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Implement Standard Costing Practices: Lead the implementation of standardized costing methodologies across our organization, ensuring consistency and accuracy in cost accounting processes.
  • Collaborate with Digital Transformation Team: Work closely with our Digital Transformation team to integrate standard costing practices into our ERP system, with a particular emphasis on Dynamics 365 ERP.
  • Build and Develop the Operations Accounting Department: Recruit, train, and develop a team of accounting professionals, establishing the operations accounting department as a key contributor to our organization's success.
  • Optimize Costing Processes: Identify opportunities to streamline costing processes, leveraging technology and automation to improve efficiency and reduce manual effort.
  • Provide Strategic Insights: Partner with senior management to provide strategic insights and recommendations based on cost analysis, supporting decision-making and driving business performance.
  • Ensure Compliance and Controls: Establish and maintain cost accounting policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement: Continuously evaluate and refine costing methodologies, tools, and processes to adapt to evolving business needs and industry best practices.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in accounting, with 5 years of cost accounting experience
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience required
  • CMA certification or CPA certification preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing accounting principles, cost accounting, inventory management, and standard costing.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 experience preferred
  • Ability to travel regularly to all sites, 35-45% annually
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing standard costing methodologies and leading cost accounting initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on driving performance, achieving goals, and delivering value to the business.
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at careers@vitalfarms.com .