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Senior Cost Accountant

Full Time + 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 Corporate 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 Senior 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.

Senior Cost Accountant

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. You will work closely with the Supply Chain Finance Manager to analyze plant results, participate in project analysis, and make recommendations to improve routine processes.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Work with Plant leadership to analyze manufacturing variances
  • Lead period-end close processes and find improvements
  • Build new practices and process to enhance Finance team productivity
  • 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)


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • 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 career elevating opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. Dare Foods Limited offers a flexible work environment.  The employee, in consultation with their manager, will determine the right work environment for them.  For some that may mean primarily working from home, for others, working primarily from the office or some combination in between

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by July 24, 2022.  Please include your name and position title in the subject line and send to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

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.