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Smithfield Associate Accountant – Inventory in Lisle, Illinois

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The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company’s state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax. The Associate Accountant will be responsible for all inventory related transactions and all inventory related month-end transactions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Analyze and resolve all failed goods issue and goods receipt transactions.

  • Responsible for the month end reports as it pertains to inventory reconciliation and issuing of orders as well as receipts of orders.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate inventories in SAP compared to third party warehouses. Create and analyze daily, weekly and/or monthly reports for the team.

  • Analyze the weekly Gain and Loss Report, interpret results, and provide explanation of the gains and losses at weekly meetings.

  • Review and analyze physical inventory count information provided by 3rd party locations.

  • Reconcile inventory quantities at the item, batch, status, and weight level at 3rd party locations.

  • Monitor in transit STO's for accrual and timeliness; verify receipts including STO and outside purchase case and weight discrepancies.

  • Review raw material invoices for corporate managed items in cold storage.

  • Validate warehouse invoices for accuracy.

  • Communicate to all levels of the business.

    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.

  • Associates Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

  • 2+ years of accounting experience, preferred.

  • SAP experience, preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel & Access).

  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately critical.

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Requires travel, up to 10% of the time.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. ® " and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. 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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ID 2021-17391

Job LocationsUS-IL-Lisle

Category Accounting/Finance

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Shift Corporate - Day Shift