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Staff Accountant in Loves Park, IL at thfoods

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary


The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for the preparation, analysis, and reporting of accounting and production information for the manufacturing facilities.  The Staff Accountant will also have an active role in the corporate accounting function, organizational internal controls, and compliance.


Essential Duties and Requirements include, but are not limited to, the following items:


  • Compile and analyze financial information for the monthly accounting close process.
  • Oversee the physical inventories of production materials and maintenance parts; ensuring proper cutoff.
  • Obtain a workable understanding of the inventory, maintenance, and accounting systems.
  • Educate other employees on company policies, procedures, and practices. Monitor compliance and provide corrective action as necessary.
  • Actively pursue ways to improve, streamline, or automate existing processes.
  • Create and/or update written procedures for functional areas.
  • Research and implement cost management strategies; including but not limited to labor cost reduction initiatives.
  • Provide plant managers and supervisors with production data and transaction detail for review and analysis.
  • Complete all government census reporting and monthly/quarterly tax returns for the manufacturing facilities.
  • Demonstrate a strong, functional understanding of all plant departments and provide support to these departments as needed.
  • Assist with required financial and internal control audits.
  • Work with management to prepare the semiannual budget.
  • Review daily batch transactions.
  • Responsible for submitting accurate documents in accordance with established deadlines.
  • Perform technical research.
  • Contribute ideas and provide workable solutions as challenges or problems arise.
  • Execute special projects, as deemed necessary, from corporate and the Plant Managers.
  • Recognize and report food safety and employee safety issues.



Supervisory Responsibilities


There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.


Job Requirements



To perform this job successfully, a candidate must be able to complete each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.  A minimum of five to seven years accounting experience in a manufacturing setting is also preferred.



Other Requirements/Attributes


Candidates have to be proficient in a Windows environment, including Microsoft office and other database applications.  Mathematical skills are needed to complete business required math and formulas.    


Additional requirements include the ability to:


  • Prioritize tasks to meet established deadlines
  • Adjust to changes in schedules and work under pressure
  • Identify, research, and solve problems
  • Communicate effectively to employees at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivate and direct oneself
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment



Language Skills


This position requires the ability to read, verify, and confirm all financial data in English.  Effective oral and written communication skills are a must. 



Reasoning Ability


Candidates must have the ability to understand and compile complex financial and tax information and analyze it for reasonableness.  Candidates should be able to use analytical skills and information available to format and create reports for management to use when making decisions. 



Physical Ability


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.



Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Travel to other company locations may be required on a limited basis.


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