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Dean Foods Accountant in Le Mars, Iowa

General Purpose:

This position supports and analyzes the accounting function of the location. This includes accounting for all P &L’s including manufacturing, distribution, sales and other operating expenses as well as the valuation and reconciliation of inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Ensure all financial and operational transactions for the location are accurately captured.

§ Prepares monthly journal entries.

§ Completes month end close processes to account for inventory and manufacturing reporting.

§ Performs monthly reconciliations for designated accounts, monitoring financials for discrepancies and trends.

§ Utilizing professional accounting and technical knowledge, accurately prepares financial statements (e.g. balance sheet, income statement, supplementary management schedules) for the location.

§ Researches and resolves problems pertaining to accounting systems and records, ensuring compliance with Company policies and procedures.

§ Provides clarity in a professional manner when questioned about financial data.

§ Understands and responds to the urgency of providing timely and complete information to ad hoc requests.

§ Using a thorough understanding of GAAP principles and DFA Accounting Policies, interprets accounting transactions and implements best practices.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 3-4 years applicable work experience

  • Associates degree in Accounting, plus 4-6 years’ experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

§ Advanced in Excel

§ JDE experience preferred

§ Ability to perform in a fast paced environment

§ Ability to multi task

§ High attention to detail

§ Ability to consistently meet deadlines

§ Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion

§ Ability to collaborate with others and inspire teamwork

§ Excellent time management and organization skills

§ Maintain confidentiality

§ Interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication and listening

§ Accountability for actions and decisions

Titles Reporting to this Position:

  • NA

Licensing and Certification:

  • CPA or CMA preferred, but not required

Percent Travel:

  • Less than 5%

Scope (Revenue, Number of Employees, etc.):

  • Responsible for the financial reporting and accuracy of location transactions and performance.

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Requisition ID: 2020-17280

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL:

Relocation Assistance: Available to Qualified Candidates

Travel: 0-10%

Street: 1345 12th Ave SW