Senior Accounting Analyst (Materials Accounting Management)
Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation's cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we're able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We operate three shifts five days a week to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually"A cents € and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy CatsA' (R) have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70's advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90's we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced CrystalsA' (R) made from silica gel and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, NestlA$ (C) Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeightA' (R) litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.As the Senior Accounting Analyst, you will be responsible for coaching and developing a team of Accounting staff as well as working closely with all departments in the factory to ensure accurate materials inventory. Develop and maintain overall management of inventory control and material accounting systems while ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Nestle accounting standards and company policies and standards. The position is responsible for the continuous training and development of factory personnel on financial systems.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for continuous analysis of variance results and losses of raw and packaging materials, and finished productCoordinate monthly closing activities for materials accounting and report results at monthly reviewCoordinate and manage budget requirements for materials accounting as outlined by St. Louis deadlinesMaintain data integrity and production data to ensure material master data accuracy and support traceability requirementsCoordinate, audit and advise on all physical inventory procedures in each respective area to ensure accurate and timely completion per the division standardProvide employee evaluations to direct report including recognition, coaching, and potential discipline.Coordinate and assist in the development and cross training of accounting personnel.Perform general ledger closing activities in SAP, including journal entries.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's Degree in an accounting, finance, business, or related field.2+ years' experience in general accounting, cost accounting, operations control, budgeting, and variance analysis in a manufacturing, production, warehouse, military, or related environment.It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join NestlA$ (C) Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission-you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call NestlA$ (C) Purina home.The NestlA$ (C) Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@ to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.