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Jack Link's Cost Accountant in New Glarus, Wisconsin

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the #1 meat snack brand in America, that's still proudly family owned and operated.

We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snacking Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack brand in America. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company’s house of brands is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, Wild River, Golden Island, Matador, BiFi and Peperami.

The primary role of the Cost Accountant position is to support cost accounting initiatives for Link Snacks at two of our facilities; New Glarus, Wisconsin and Mankato, Minnesota. We are open to candidates who would use either facility as their home office and would look for a willingness to travel 10-20% of the time (typically to the other location).


  • Utilize SAP to perform process order variance analysis

  • Assist Controller with YTG forecasting and annual budgeting processes

  • Perform time studies to accurately understand labor utilization

  • Submit annual bill of material and recipe (labor) updates

  • Assist in annual standard cost roll process

  • Roll and review standard costs for new and materially changed materials throughout the year

  • Perform variance analysis to help sites better understand conversion cost (labor & overhead) and material usage performance

  • Assist with cost estimations for brand new items and new configurations as requested

  • Use SAP to perform and manage cycle count processes to maintain accurate inventories; making necessary inventory adjustments

  • Work with Continuous Improvement team to calculate and track cost savings initiatives

  • Calculate and process period end close journal entries and accruals

  • Various other period-end close tasks and reporting


  • Two year (minimum) to four year degree in accounting/finance or similar discipline

  • Advanced level computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel

  • 2+ years of cost accounting experience

  • Strong organizational, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Prior accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food industry

  • Previous experience with ERP software systems (especially SAP) 


  • Strong organizational, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently in a demanding environment with multiple projects and deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail

Additional information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Jack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Jack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (tel:1-800-255-7688) (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).


This job description is intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by employees in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees performing this role.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.