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Senior Accountant

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progressionSenior AccountantJoin our Animal Nutrition (Purina) accounting team as a Senior Accountant. In this role you will lead the accounting our third-party warehouse locations. In addition, you will be responsible for performing complex daily, weekly and monthly cost accounting tasks including journal entries, account reconciliation, assisting external and internal business partners with resolution of inventory issues and costing and coaching and reviewing work of Staff Accountants.Your primary responsibilities include:
    • Evaluate, analyze, and resolve product costing to provide accurate reporting
    • Update standard costing to new calculated weighted average cost based on weekly activity, and resolve and analyze weekly costing variances
    • Resolve daily third-party inventory discrepancies
    • Evaluate and correct general ledger activity and balances to ensure accurate gross margin reporting
    • Assist key business partners on inquiries pertaining to product cost set-up, sales and receiving corrections, freight issues, and GL mapping
    • Set up new locations in the general ledger and work with business partners and IT to verify proper set-up and approvals
    • Perform key inventory reserve analyses and prepare quarterly inventory reporting package
    • Reconcile in-transit inventory and third-party warehouse inventory balance sheet accounts
    • Provide training and review work of Staff AccountantsRequired Education/Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required.
      • 2-4 years experience in accounting; prior cost accounting experience preferred.
      • Proficient with ERP accounting applications (JD Edwards desired) and Microsoft products, advanced excel required.Competencies and other skills:
        • Understanding of financial drivers in inventory and cost of goods sold.
        • Solid analytical skills to assess variances, trends and reserve requirements.
        • Willingness to work in a high teaming environment.
        • Strong process design, system understanding, and project implementation skills.
        • Proven ability to build relationships with peers and internal customers.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, St. Paul , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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