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Standard Costing Senior Analyst

Job Name

Standard Costing Senior Analyst


Costa Rica




Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Manager, BES, FAS, Global Ops COE

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Pablo Segura

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Senior Analyst is in charge of performing different tasks such as costing and material views creations, keep accuracy on master data, production variance analysis and account reconciliations.    This position is a competitive role structured to strengthen/develop a well- rounded accounting and finance skillset, which will be the foundation for advancing your career at Bacardi.

The Senior Analyst is also responsible for production order settlements, variance analysis (including follow ups) and reconciliations between different reporting systems, this role will also provide support to plant contacts in terms of costing or production order matters. During month end close, person will work in processes to ensure integrity in the financial statements.

About You

This role requires interactions across many functions (Finance & Non-Finance), including acting as a resource to the international markets due to daily tasks in which you will need to provide customer service to different markets across the world. On the role you will be able to drive standardization and reinforce correct procedures to make sure all the countries comply with the global guidelines.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Perform tasks related to Global Ops COE team within the Bacardi Enterprise Services, which serves over 50 business units and corporate headquarters operations.
  • Execution of costing master data creation and maintenance understanding the Bacardi trading flows.
  • Calculation, review and posting of accounting journal entries.
  • Monthly processes as: Balance Sheet Account reconciliation (BBSR), analysis of production variances, closing, SysAids.
  • Attend plant queries on product costing and production order matters.
  • Be able to respond and support auditor’s requests, including different SOX controls executed within the team.
  • Support implementation of new projects from costing/inventory perspective.
  • Communicate effectively with internal/external Bacardi customers as necessary to ensure that work is properly delivered and influence them to follow the correct procedures and policies.
  • Consistently meet or exceed Service Level Agreements pertaining to Global Ops COE accounting processes.
  • Continuously identify, propose, and execute process improvements.
  • Lead budget and transfer price annual process.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Experience on SAP system and MS Excel applications with intermediate pivot tables and formulas experience.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize tasks and manage his/her time efficiently.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to capture information in a clear, concise manner and can adapt information for various audiences.
  • Works well in a team environment and is a self-starter who requires minimal direction and support.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to operate with discipline in terms of deadlines completion and follow ups execution.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage a rapidly changing environment.
  • Continuously identify, propose, and execute process improvements and transmit it to others.
  • Desired but not mandatory: possess technical mastery in topics such as: standard costing, inventory flows, transfer pricing and variances accounting.
  • Think and plan strategically to enhance designated processes including technology enhancements.
  • Able to bring simplicity and commonality in approach and methodology to what the team does.
Personal Qualities
  • Advance communication skills: positive experiences communicating with other members of the organization at different levels.
  • Ability to create capability and technical mastery in other members of the team, in a way that his/her technical mastery can be transmitted to them.
  • Ability to push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing company practices and mindsets.
  • Proactive individual that can collaborate and build effective relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of standard business practices and professionalism in a customer service environment.
  • Willingness to assume or transition new processes and tasks according to business needs.
  • Influence others, including the markets to follow the correct procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work in an environment volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.
  • Open to receive and provide timely feedback.
  • Previous accounting experience 4 years or higher.
  • English Level 85% minimum. Ability to communicate in English. Advanced writing is a must and intermediate to advance speaking is required.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.