Darigold is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to join their Boise accounting team as Plant Accountant. This position reports directly to the Plant Controller and will support, participate in, and provide analysis for all phases and areas of the accounting process. The Plant Accountant will also partner with Operations in support of plant initiatives, reporting, monitoring, and auditing. It is important for this position to develop and maintain positive and integrated working relationships with production and support departments at the plant, as well as corporate accounting personnel.
Roles and Responsibilities
General Accounting: Ensure compliance with Darigold and plant accounting processes, policies and procedures. Maintain integrity of plant G/L and balance sheet. Understand and apply GAAP. Participate in plant reporting, variance analysis, fixed asset accounting and reviews, customer claims, etc. Takes a lead role in inventory accounting. Liaison with corporate accounting personnel from a variety of areas: Tax, A/P, A/R, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, etc. Other duties as assigned.
Cost Accounting: With Controller, complete monthly financial close and reporting cycle. Prepare a variety of month-end journal entries, reconciliations, and reports. Responsible for inventory valuation and maintenance of standards. Generate manufacturing variance, finished goods, and material inventory reports. Collaborate with production and warehouse teams to resolve discrepancies.
Budgeting & Forecasting: Support Plant Controller in budgeting and forecasting by analyzing trends, compiling historical data, preparing schedules, and performing other duties as assigned.
Decision Support/Business Partnering: Partner with plant management and staff to support objectives of Operations team. Participate in plant problem solving and analytics to help drive performance. Participate in plant continuous improvement activities/teams as assigned. Provide manufacturing support and analysis in a variety of areas, including: process performance and line efficiency, capital spending, inventory management, production costing, cost reduction initiatives, etc.
Cross Training/Daily Production Entry: Cross train on all daily production tasks as assigned to include accurately entering receipts of raw materials, ingredients, and packaging and recording production and shipments of finished products.
Characteristics, Skills and Abilities
Possesses experience in running timely, accurate month-end closings including inventory reconciliation, adjustments, and accruals
Possesses experience in formulating journal entries and posting them to appropriate accounts
Possesses knowledge and experience in posting journal accruals and adjustments
Possesses knowledge of budgeting processes and variance monitoring
Demonstrated analytical ability, creativity, curiosity, diligence, and initiative
Proven self-starter with a keen interest in learning and professional development
Ability to multi-task and work the hours required to successfully accomplish all tasks on time
Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
Ability to take on and successfully complete multiple projects and analyses in a timely manner
Possesses a continuous improvement mindset and constructively challenges the status quo
Highly proficient in Excel with ability to learn and utilize a wide range of software programs
Experience and Education