Staff Accountant in Springfield MO

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Dairy Farmers of America
Title: 
Staff Accountant
Date: 
06/03/2020
Job ID: 
9844
Location: 
Springfield MO
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Accountant
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Perform various accounting functions, including accurate and timely matching of vendor invoices to system purchase orders, accurate and timely preparation of Accounts Payable Check Requests, inventory reporting, valuation, and tracking along with other miscellaneous accounting tasks as needed. Work closely with plant associates to facilitate and achieve accurate and timely financial information. Work closely with vendors to ensure proper execution of business practices and contracts relative to purchasing, inventory pricing, and accounts payable functions. Assist plants in advancing continuous improvement efforts in processing, reporting, and analysis.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Post transactions in SAP, including journal entries, allocations, reconciliations, inventory revaluation, and adjustments
  • Seek continuous improvement in all areas related to accounting, financial reporting, and management skills
  • Timely and accurately match vendor invoices to system purchase orders with special attention to vendor discounts and tax requirements.
  • Monitor sales tax changes for applicable states with production plants.
  • Research and resolve accounts payable issues by working directly with vendors, plant associates, and our Corporate AP Department.
  • Assume primary responsibility for purchase order invoices for selected plants, and provide backup assistance for other plants as needed.
  • Prepare Accounts Payable Check Requests for manual invoices without a corresponding purchase order.
  • Manage and complete new vendor requests for all B&DF locations.
  • Assist in onboarding B&DF vendors to electronic invoicing to support the AP Automation initiative.
  • Maintain Purchase Information Records and Source Lists for Packaging & Ingredient vendors.
  • Manage Packaging & Ingredient price changes and ensure these price changes are approved by the appropriate customer if needed.
  • Review Goods Received/Invoice Received account biweekly for late payments.
  • Assist in oversight and analysis of assigned plants&##39; inventories.
  • Timely and accurately complete monthly Balance Sheet Account Analysis reports and other miscellaneous reporting as required.
  • Review, modify, and update inventory and vendor master data as needed.
  • Assist with Fixed Asset accounting as needed.
  • Assist with Dry Warehouse accounting and physical counts as needed.
  • Participate in training sessions related to purchasing, vendor workflow, and other accounts payable topics as needed.
  • Provide assistance and backup for month-end close activities.
  • Ensure compliance with DFA policies and procedures.
  • Exercise fiduciary duties to safeguard DFA assets and ensure compliance with DFA policies and procedures related to disciplines of Accounting and Finance.
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

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