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Smithfield Plant Controller in Peru, Indiana

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US-IN-Peru

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This position provides accounting support to the production facility including cost accounting, inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, billing, and preparation of plant financial and other control reports. Supervises the maintenance of manufacturing, inventory, and finished goods ledgers and cost accounting activities. Compiles and analyzes operating performance reports. Prepares and analyzes unusual items on financial reports. Sets standards for the conduct of accounting work and required performance and also supervises compliance with such standards. Supervises the preparation and distribution of hourly and salary payrolls, including the maintenance of required earnings, deduction records, and applicable labor performance measure reporting. Supervises the preparation of shipping documents, raw materials, supply, and production inventory accounting.

Core Responsibilities

Operations Teamwork

  • Participate in plant management meetings as well as core product review meetings; assist plant management in preparation of quarterly review graphs and routine items; assist in preparing materials for meetings; assist plant management in operations improvement activities; provide SAP, ADC, and other related system training and support; proactively identify opportunities that can make a contribution outside traditional sphere of influence; work actively with purchasing and maintenance departments to reduce inventory balances and free up capital.

Controllership

  • Responsible for the protection of company assets (meat, packaging, maintenance supplies, fixed assets, etc.); ensure inventory results and balances are reconciled and valued accurately per corporate policy; ensure compliance with SOX and annual internal auditing; responsible for Internal Order (IO) administration (capital and expense projects); adherence to GAAP; audit payroll distribution, and routinely review general ledger accounts to ensure consistency and accuracy (at least monthly).

Cost Accounting

  • Administer the bill of materials (BOM audits and corrections as well as creating and deleting and BOM’s); distribute material and labor variances to plant personnel on a daily basis; report variances to plant and corporate personnel monthly; report monthly to corporate slow moving inventory (MRO and Pkg); spend time on production floor in order to enhance understanding of processes; reporting general ledger entries by 1st preliminary cutoff.

Human Resource Management

  • Effectively communicate with staff; manage staff performance; develop staff and cross train; and manage overtime.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 7+ years of professional accounting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5+ years experience acting as a lead by providing training, guidance or mentoring to less experienced staff or managing processes and projects.

  • Knowledge of Accounting software, Contact Management systems, Inventory software, manufacturing software, and Microsoft Office, specifically advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel including use of Pivot Tables and analytical tools.

  • Solid understanding of cost accounting concepts.

  • SAP experience, preferred.

  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Requires flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position supervisesthe accounting team located at the plant.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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 majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmithfieldFoods/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SmithfieldFoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/smithfield-foods) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/smithfieldfoods/?hl=en) .

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID2021-16399

Job LocationsUS-IN-Peru

CategoryAccounting/Finance

TypeFull-Time

FLSA StatusExempt

Shift1st Shift

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