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Director of Finance & Accounting

Company: Seaboard Triumph Foods
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

The Director of Finance & Accounting is primarily accountable for the overall integrity, completeness and accuracy of the financial results and safeguarding of plant assets. Additionally, this positon collaborates with ownership on all financial and business planning matters and works with internal and external stakeholders including owners, executive officers, business associates, customers, vendors, and employees in matters requiring exemplary communication, interpersonal, technical and problem solving skills. By partnering with operations, this position will provide timely and comprehensive financial leadership to the plant management team. This role is responsible for managing facility level accounting activities and providing leadership to a team of plant accounting employees responsible for GAAP based financial reporting, internal controls, cost/yield accounting and other facility level accounting activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned. * Develop and maintain a strong internal control structure and related policies and procedures designed to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. * Timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, reports and special analysis including preparation of operating and capital budgets, forecasts and comparisons to actual results * Comprehensive financial and accounting leadership to the plant management team. * Oversee the daily operations of the accounting department and related functions including general ledger, inventories, hogs and other payables and yields to ensure accurate and timely recording, processing, and reporting of all financial activity. * Prepare, monitor, review and analyze period closing process for plant operations and related reports, identifying errors or areas of concern and making recommendations to resolve. * Perform additional management reporting such as: operational analysis, flux analysis, financial review, and the development of management reports as requested. * Provide day-to-day leadership to a team of accounting professionals to ensure highest levels of service. Provide coaching and career development opportunities to ensure continuous improvement of the team; facilitate and implement training and education for team on various subject areas. * Respond to financial questions from both internal and external customers * Assist in the preparation of financial presentations for board of directors and other external stakeholder meetings. * Serve as the primary agent of the company for all finance and accounting related issues, including the management of the annual external audit and ongoing collaboration with internal audit requests. * Participate in management meetings to provide input on costing, expenses, capital investments and other financial matters related to existing or developing products and customers. * Proactively identify opportunities that can make a contribution outside traditional sphere of influence, including working actively with plant operations on improvement activities and assisting purchasing and maintenance departments to effectively manage inventory balances. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: CPA preferred. Public accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred. A bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in accounting, or a related discipline if accompanied by significant experience in accounting. Minimum of eight years accounting/finance experience including experience as a financial leader with responsibility over a GAAP based financial reporting process. Required background also includes experience in food or related manufacturing, plant production, inventory, costing and supervisory experience. Must be resourceful, self-sufficient and able to adapt to a fast-paced environment. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and employees. Must have the ability to influence and persuade others. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents in the English language such as safety files and procedure manuals. Must be able to effectively communicate with candidates, hiring managers and others within and outside of the organization. Bilingual skills a plus. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical applications to practical situations. Must possess strong analytical and metric-based skills. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, diagram, written and/or verbal form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The employee needs to have extensive experience with using personal computers and Microsoft Software (WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT) and ERP systems. The ability to learn and effectively use any and all other computer programs that are or will be made available. The ability to be flexible in work duties and to expand knowledge of the work area. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the plant production team. Must hold a valid driver's license due to regular business travel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work in an office environment. The employee must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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