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

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007203-West Liberty



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 for West Liberty, Iowa facility.

Job Summary: 

Staff Accountant is responsible for analysis and reconciliation of yield, productivity and inventory.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly yield and productivity variance reconciliation and analysis.
  • Monitor and reconcile inventory at both the facility and outside cold storage facilities.
  • Assist the Plant Controller with weekly and monthly closing duties
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting and analysis as required by management, operations and other support departments.
  • Become efficient with ERP and report writing software.
  • Entry of certain daily inventory and labor transactions.
  • Drive continual improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Partner with all departments of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • Previous manufacturing accounting experience is beneficial.
  • Computer experience - Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends according to schedule.
  • 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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