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General Accounting Manager (Hybrid)

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

General Accounting Manager (Hybrid)



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Corporate - Day Shift

Salary Range

$85,500 - $127,050

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The Accounting Manager is responsible for accounting functions. This involves planning, directing, and managing timely analysis and decision support in the finance department. Ensure compliance with internal finance policy, SOX, and US GAAP.

Salary Range

$85,500 - $127,050

Core Responsibilities

  • Performs accounting and internal control responsibilities in accordance with GAAP, SOX 404 and company policy.
  • Provides accounting support for new acquisitions and system conversions. This includes reviewing, interpreting and converting financial data as well as process definition and documentation.
  • Performs account reconciliations for assigned general ledger accounts and makes appropriate adjusting or correcting entries.
  • Reviews account reconciliations prepared by and general ledger entries posted by the staff accountant.
  • Implements system checks/variants to help identify and correct errors before the general ledger is closed.
  • Supports quarterly, semi-annual and annual audit, tax and reporting/information requests. These activities require solid knowledge of the financial statements and underlying accounts.
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Initiates and manages process improvements and system enhancements for role and function.
  • Skilled to lead the implementation effort for various accounting tools and software projects. Participates in blueprinting, testing, system training, data conversion and post go-live financial analysis.
  • Provide general ledger support and reporting for the core business as well as joint ventures, partnerships, LLCs, etc. as applicable.
  • Coordinate and manage the overall month-end close process.
  • Prepare general ledger and BPC entries by performing calculations and analysis, maintaining supporting records and reconciling accounts.
  • Participate in monthly SG&A budget preparation and review for assigned departments.
  • Analyze and robustly explain P&L account variances meeting certain thresholds. Coordinate with other departments for additional insight and explanation.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for SAP allocation/distribution/assessment processes.
  • Serve as a master data gatekeeper for SAP Record to Report (RTR) business process.
  • Collaborate with Financial Reporting and FP&A to research, resolve, and/or communicate finding regarding business transactions.
  • Define and implement accounting procedures for new initiatives.
  • Review and update business process narratives as necessary.
  • Lead the implementation effort for various accounting tool and software projects, participating in blueprinting, testing, system training, data conversion and post go-live financial analysis.
  • Supervise one direct report. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
    • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Accounting, or related discipline from an accredited college or university and 5+ years related experience; required.
    • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in team management/development or project leadership is required
    • CPA, preferred.
    • Public accounting experience strongly encouraged.
    • Thorough knowledge of financial and business principles, including GAAP, and an ability to grasp company financial policies and protocols.
    • Strong experience with general ledger, account reconciliation and analysis.
    • Knowledge of SAP ERP software, preferred.
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and proficient with other Microsoft Office tools.
    • Strong decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Solid mathematical skills.
    • Strong multi-tasking, prioritization and organizational skills.
    • High degree of accuracy and detail oriented.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Displays professionalism and integrity.
    • Proactive and solution-oriented with the ability to think creatively.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

      Supervisory Responsibilities

      • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the accounting department.
      • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
      • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

        Careers and Benefits

        To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

        About Smithfield Foods

        Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

        EEO/AA Information

        Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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