Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    The Associate Accountant will be responsible for all inventory related transactions and all inventory related month-end transactions.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Analyzes and resolves all failed goods issues and goods receipt transactions.
    • Responsible for the month end reports as it pertains to inventory reconciliation and issuing of orders as well as receipts of orders.
    • Responsible for maintaining accurate inventories in SAP compared to third party warehouses. Creates and analyzes daily, weekly and/or monthly reports for the team.
    • Analyzes the weekly Gain and Loss Report, interprets results, and provides explanation of the gains and losses at weekly meetings.
    • Reviews and analyzes physical inventory count information provided by 3rd party locations.
    • Reconciles inventory quantities at the item, batch, status, and weight level at 3rd party locations.
    • Monitors in transit STO's for accrual and timeliness; verifies receipts including STO and outside purchase case and weight discrepancies.
    • Reviews raw material invoices for corporate managed items in cold storage.
    • Validates warehouse invoices for accuracy.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High School diploma or GED and 1+ year of Accounts Payable accounting experience, required.
    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or related field, preferred.
    • Previous SAP experience, preferred.
    • Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to manipulate large amounts of data with extreme accuracy, required.
    • Solid mathematical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong decision making, analytical and problem-solving skills.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Corporate working environment.
    • Noise level in the work environment is moderate.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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