Smithfield Foods

Associate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


Responsible for maintaining balanced inventories and coordinating with inventory control at distribution centers to research variances and write-off or write-on inventory when appropriate. Prepares various reports and performs analysis on inventory levels at third party facilities to provide management and sales with information needed to make decisions about production levels and sales.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is 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.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  1. Communicates with the inventory control personnel at the distribution centers to confirm that inventory levels are balanced. Researches and resolves the cause of variances in inventory and provides variance explanations to management.
  2. Responsible for maintaining accurate inventories in SAP compared to third party warehouses.
  3. Prepares bill backs for variances that are due to reasons such as damaged or lost product.
  4. Analyzes Gain and Loss Reports, interpreting the results and providing explanations or resolutions, as needed.
  5. Tracks unbilled shipments on a weekly basis and researches to determine the shipment’s disposition.
  6. Prepares daily and weekly inventory reports, including reconciling existing inventory levels with physical inventory counts reported by our third party vendors and receipts; outlining damaged/lost quantities; unbilled shipments; quantities of shipped cases and direct plant shipments.
  7. Monitors in-transit STO’s for accrual and timeliness; verifies receipts including STO, outside purchase case and weight discrepancies.

 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.


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 GED and 1+ years of experience and/or training, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of experience and/or training, preferred.
  • Previous SAP experience, preferred.
  • Solid mathematical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to manipulate large amounts of data with extreme accuracy, required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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.

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

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.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate.


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