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Staff Accountant - General in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007090-Corp



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Staff Accountant at our Corporate offices in West Liberty, Iowa.

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant position is responsible for the accuracy of the financial statements and protect the assets of the cmpany.  This position will rotate through all areas of Finance ensuring a complete understanding of impacts on the ledger of all transactions. The Staff Accountant will also be responsible for documenting and building a training guide for other users on Finance/Accounting processes.  Learn a wide variety of duties within the department in order to build a solid base for growth within the department.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accuracy of the company's financial statements.
  • Protect the assets of the company.
  • Rotate through all areas of finance and accounting to ensure a complete understanding of impacts to the ledger.
  • Build training guides for future use.
  • Review and analyze specific income statement and balance sheet accounts and cost centers as assigned.
  • Work with support groups outside of Finance to ensure appropriate coding of transactions and best practices for transactions that will hit the general ledger.
  • Provide support as necessary to any area within Finance that is short-staffed.
  • Weekly and monthly duties, including ledger analysis.
  • Provide training to other team members as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting is preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of previous Finance/Accounting experience is preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills in Google Suite or Microsoft Excel is preferred.
  • CQ or other report writing and QAD or other ERP software knowledge is beneficial.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills including root cause analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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