Cost Accounting Manager

Before Brands, Inc. (SpoonfulOne Brand) - Menlo Park, CA


BEFORE Brands, the maker of SpoonfulOne, a product designed to reduce the risk of developing a food allergy, is looking for a Cost Accounting Manager to join the team! This hands-on role will be responsible for the integrity of the company’s costing systems and associated financial information. This newly-created position reports to the CFO.


  • Direct and support the accurate development, maintenance, and reporting of contract manufacturing, raw materials, packaging, shipping and fulfillment, and other inventory-related costs in accordance with financial guidelines
  • Perform required system maintenance to set-up new inventory items, record shipments, scrap/adjustments, transfers, and other inventory-related transactions
  • Manage E&O, scrap, and LCM inventory reserves
  • Analyze actual costs and prepare monthly reports comparing actuals to forecasted production costs
  • Prepare timely and pertinent cost variance reports and make recommendations or take action on items as needed
  • Participate in the monthly accounting close process - prepare and enter journal entries and prepare and distribute reports
  • Support the Operations team to maintain healthy inventory levels and improve visibility on supply chain and inventory costs
  • Contribute pertinent cost analysis associated with the annual budgeting process
  • Assist in the preparation of audit schedules


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5+ years of cost accounting experience
  • Experience in food manufacturing environment a plus
  • Advanced in MS Excel
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks preferred; knowledge of Unleashed a plus
  • Highly detail oriented and organized with ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Outstanding oral communication, analytical and written skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external parties to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced start-up environment and improve/implement processes as the Company and Finance department grow


  • Competitive salary, bonus program, and stock options
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Catered lunch daily
  • Near Caltrain stop

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • cost accounting: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location