Smithfield Foods

Assistant Plant Controller

ID
2021-18417
Job Locations
US-SD-Sioux Falls
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Shift
1st Shift

Job Locations

US-SD-Sioux Falls

Your Opportunity

This position supports the plant controller in directing the accounting support to the production facility. Responsibilities include cost accounting, inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, billing, and preparation of plant financial and other control reports. Supports 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.

Core Responsibilities

Operations Teamwork

  • Participates in plant management meetings as well as core product review meetings; assists plant management in preparation of quarterly review graphs and routine items; assists in preparing materials for meetings; assists plant management in operations improvement activities; provides SAP, ADC and other related system training and support; proactively identify opportunities that can make a contribution outside traditional sphere of influence; works 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.); ensures inventory results and balances are reconciled and valued accurately per corporate policy; ensures compliance with SOX and annual internal auditing; responsible for Internal Order (IO) administration (capital and expense projects); adheres to GAAP; audit payroll distribution and routinely reviews general ledger accounts to ensure consistency and accuracy (at least monthly).

Cost Accounting

  • Administers the bill of materials audits and corrections as well as creating and deleting and BOM’s; distributes material and labor variances to plant personnel on a daily basis; reports variances to plant and corporate personnel monthly; reports monthly to corporate slow moving inventory; spends time on production floor in order to enhance understanding of processes; reports 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 5 years of professional accounting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership skills and 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

  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Accounting Department.
  • 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 assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

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.
  • Frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Careers and Benefits

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

 

Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19

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 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 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 our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. 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, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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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