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Plant Accountant

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Plant Accountant
Bridgeton, NJ
6+ Month Contract

Responsible for plant accounting and financial results reporting, including providing accurate and timely data for month end close, ensuring compliance with Company policies, and providing timely and accurate accounting and financial support to operating management.

Job Duties:
  • Month end close (10%) – review open PO reports; prepare and enter monthly expense accruals; review all expense accounts for errors and correct as needed; prepare and maintain monthly & quarterly balance sheet reconciliations; review and analyze production order variances after settlement routinely during the month and at month end; prepare/review production order variance and cycle count reports and analyze significant variances on a daily basis and summarize at month end.
  • Management information (15%) - provide complete, accurate and timely financial support to operating management as needed; participate in annual planning process; monitor and report on capital expenditures.
  • Disbursements (30%) - ensure proper authorization and approval of locally purchased items; review and code approved invoices with appropriate account number and cost center; ensure timely submission of PO’s / invoices and proper backup to corporate accounting; monitor and update Accounts Payable PO log; communicate with vendors regarding any issues with invoices; monitor GR/IR balances and aging and investigate unusual items; maintain and reconcile plant petty cash.
  • Inventory Oversight (15%) – timely verification of production postings to ensure proper finished and semi-finished inventory is reported; assist production to ensure orders are closed and goods issue errors are corrected; monitor bills-of-material for accuracy and coordinate changes with SAP Master Data group; assist in researching and resolving cycle count variances.
  • Payroll (5%) – back up for bi-weekly payroll process, ensure supervisor sign-off of hours, validate employee record changes, review Workday pay register, enroll/remove employees from time keeping system as required, sort and issue paychecks for distribution.
  • Other (25%) – engage in manufacturing analytics and help interpret key performance indicators for the plant; assist in any continuous improvement projects that tie to the plant’s financial performance. Help in other duties that are assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with emphasis in cost accounting preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized and able to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Self-starter, dependable and possess the ability to respond quickly and accurately on multiple priorities.
  • Ability to identify issues/control weaknesses and develop and implement recommendations for resolution
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures
  •  Strong Excel & Word skills required
  •  Innovative problem-solving skills and flexible mind-set
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems, SAP preferred
  • 3-4 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with food industry experience preferred

Skills required

Financial Transactions
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices


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Plant Accountant
Estimated Salary: $81K
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Job ID: 19-07044


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