Accountant in Earth City, MO at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position reports to a Shared Services Accounting Manager and basic responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Ensure that accounting transactions and processes are completed in accordance with Tyson and USGAAP guidelines. Prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger including basic transactions as Intercompany Accounting and evolving into those of a more complex nature (i.e. capitalized manufacturing variances etc.). This involves the collection/generation of required information and the application of an appropriate level of analysis to independently generate the necessary journal entry. Participate in supporting acquisitions and other changes in the business as these operations/activities are being merged into the legacy SAP system and become the responsibility of Shared Services Accounting. Prepare/review balance sheet account reconciliations and analyses of balance sheet reserves/accruals. Key participant in period and year-end closing process and financial statement review/analysis. Assist in preparation of annual tax packages for applicable legal entities. Assist in the external and internal audit processes by providing support for balance sheet reconciliations, fluctuation analyses, etc. Looks for opportunities to streamline current processes.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.

Experience: From 1+ years of experience.

Computer Skills: Requires standard computer skills including Word and Excel (generating spreadsheets, use of pivot tables, functions and writing macros). Experience with an integrated General Ledger is required (SAP preferred).

Communication Skills: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels of management and management support.

Travel: Occasional (Less than 5%)