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Compass Minerals America Inc. Sr. Cost Accountant in Overland Park, Kansas


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Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. The company’s salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, it is working to develop a long-term fire-retardant business. Compass Minerals operates 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit compassminerals.com for more information about the company and its products.


The cost accountant is responsible for maintaining the inventory financial records of CMP. This job includes maintaining the standard cost inventory tables within J.D. Edwards Enterprise-One system and reconciling the inventory by using Rapid Reconciler software. Furthermore, strong written and verbal communication skills are vital for successfully undertaking the role.

Essential Job Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Record journal entries for monthly closing of company ledgers.

  • Maintain the inventory standard cost tables within J.D. Edwards Enterprise-One system.

  • Work closely with the production and procurement departments to track and reconcile inventory transactions.

  • Prepare internal financial reports and associated analysis of reports.

  • Prepare documents and data to support reporting by the SEC, investor relations, tax and treasury departments.

  • Assist in audits, special projects and analysis as required.

Site Responsibilities:

  • Record and maintain accurate financial transactions, including payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger entries.

  • Assist plant managers with manufacturing and inventory accounting entries.

  • Analyze and interpret financial data to identify trends and variances.

  • Utilize historical data and plant managers input to accurately forecast monthly production and analyze variances for proactive decision-making.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute annual budget plans, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and financial targets.


  • 3 years of manufacturing

  • 3 years J.D. Edwards Enterprise

  • 5 years of experience working with financial statements and standard cost inventory systems

Internal only:

  • Open to a current employee remaining in their current site location.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience :

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with cost accounting background

  • 3 years of experience working with financial statements and standard cost inventory systems required.

Physical Requirements:

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

Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to making all employment-related decisions without regard to race, ancestry, ethnicity, color, religious creed or belief, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy and breastfeeding), age, military or veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law. To request reasonable accommodations, email careers@compassminerals.com or call 913-344-9200. Learn more about equal employment opportunity laws at dol.gov .

Job: Accounting

Primary Location: US-KS-Overland Park

Work Locations: Overland Park, KS USA 9900 W 109th St Overland Park 66210

Organization: Corporate

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Day Job

Req ID: 24000039