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Cost Accountant (Contract)

Full-time, Contract + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few).  Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

We are looking for a Cost Accountant to join our Finance team in Cambridge, Ontario.  Here you will work in a fast-paced environment with experienced and passionate team members with a goal of driving profitable business growth and delivering against our Made Better Promise.

Cost Accountant (Contract)

You are a detail oriented strategic thinker and enthusiastic about working as an integral member on various special projects.  Your ability to investigate, and analyze effectively, combined with the ability to work independently or in a team, will ensure your success within the role.

You will play a key role in monitoring, investigating and making recommendations on manufacturing performance for several plants.  You will assist in the development of new products by participating on cross functional teams and work closely with other functional areas of the company including Supply Chain and Marketing.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work with Plant leadership to analyze manufacturing variances
  • Prepare product cost estimates and maintain Bill of Materials
  • Participate in year-end tasks (cost rolls, prepare files for audit work, facilitate annual physical inventory counts)
  • Active participant in annual budgeting and forecasting process
  • Cost manufacturing products utilizing a standard cost system (SAP)


Successful applicants will have: 

  • You have a finance related degree and have attained or are working towards a CPA designation.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Your have the ability to communicate effectively (spoken and written) with all areas of the organization.
  • Preference will be given to those with 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, prior SAP experience and who are bilingual (French/English).


We offer training, competitive wages and benefit package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by February 17, 2023 quoting the appropriate position title and your name in the subject line to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (Word or PDF format)

 Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

 Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.