Controller I in Fayetteville, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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Position Summary: The Controller will be responsible for the financial planning, analysis, reporting and controls environment of the plant-manufacturing unit. This individual will manage the plant accounting staff performing the local accounting functions including payroll, production accounting, and general accounting. This role will also handle the preparation of the weekly forecast of plant operating variances, set policies, establish guidelines, and lead the budgeting process. A strong understanding of and collaboration with plant operations on continuous improvements activities to improve the total cost of operations will be a part of this role as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Direct activities in maintaining the cost accounting and financial analysis systems, both formal and informal. Ensure the accuracy of: product costs which include the base material, ingredient, packaging, labor, and overhead components; the cost of production; and the monthly manufacturing variances. Direct activities in maintaining the financial accounting and payroll systems, both formal and informal including: administration of the payroll and timekeeping processes; resolution of accounts payable GRIR exceptions and account reconciliation; and development and maintenance of appropriate internal accounting controls in the safeguarding of the corporation's assets. Provide direction to management with regular internal and external financial reporting and forecasting efforts. Supervision of the following activities: reporting and analysis of plant performance; all production reporting and inventory functions; creation, reporting and analysis of Cost Savings and/or Cost Reduction activities at the plant level; providing financial analysis and cost estimates in support of new product development or cost reduction efforts; payroll and hourly payroll timekeeping records processes, accounts payable exception resolution and account reconciliation. As a member of the plant management team, maintain and develop business relationships with headquarters personnel, maintenance, operations, engineering, materials supervision and management. Provide credible, accurate, thorough and depth of financial analysis in support of plant operations Support cost savings projects and Safety initiatives as appropriate. Lead the efforts in preparation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Latest Estimates (LE), annual projections or outlooks of performance and weekly and monthly forecasts of expected performance. Develop and implement key controls for SOX compliance. Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field; CMA, MBA and/or CPA would be a plus. Finance and/or Cost Accounting experience; preferably in the food industry. Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of standard cost and variance reporting. Knowledgeable in the areas of GAAP, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger Accounting, Payroll, and SOX. Understand the dynamics of procurement, production and finished good delivery, the interdependencies of these activities and how they impact profitability. Requires knowledge of cost accounting practices and theories Strong leadership skills. Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge and experience with SAP a plus Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)