Smithfield Foods

  • Plant Accounting Clerk

    ID
    2019-11458
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Monmouth
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Shift
    All Shifts
  • Your Opportunity

    "Are you a motivated, analytical thinker with a penchant for calculating equations and is interested in bringing home the BACON?” Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

     

    The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company’s state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax. 

     

    Hours may vary depending upon departmental needs.

     

    Performs basic clerical accounting duties involving routine calculations, verifications, and postings, to process or compile financial data or records according to standard procedures and methods, which are applicable to virtually all transactions encountered.

    Core Responsibilities

    Hours may vary depending upon departmental needs.

     

    Accuracy and Adjustments

    • Checks completeness and mathematical accuracy of repetitive accounting documents.
    • Makes simple adjustments with the appropriate concurrence of a supervisor.

    Posting

    • Posts accounting information where the identification and location of postings are clearly indicated.

    Reconciling

    • Reconciles bank accounts. Refers discrepancies to higher-level personnel for assistance.

    Classification and Coding

    • Performs routine classification and coding to appropriate transaction accounts.

    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. 

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • 1-3 years' accounting experience and/or training, preferred.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word software.
    • Knowledge and experience with 10-key adding machine.
    • SAP experience (preferred).
    • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
    • 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.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

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

    • 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.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    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 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.

    EEO/AA Information

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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