Associate Accountant

Perdue Farms | Mt. Vernon, WA

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Posted Date 7/10/2019

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Associate Accountant manages the accounting activities for the Mt. Vernon processing plant operations in accordance with GAAP and Corporate accounting policies including timely and accurate financial reporting, operations analysis and assists with planning process and audit plan

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develops and maintains proper accounting procedures and controls for the Mt. Vernon, Washington location in accordance with GAAP and Company accounting policies.
  2. Prepares monthly closing activities for assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with the Company accounting calendar. Duties to include inventory control, balance sheet reconciliations, operations reporting and analysis.
  3. Prepares weekly profit estimates and operating statistics as required. This includes preparation of weekly reconciliation for sales, purchases and inventory.
  4. Participates in preparation of annual plan and capital budgets for assigned areas of responsibility.
  5. May supervise weekly payroll process.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • 0 - 3 years experience or in absence of a Bachelors degree, total work experience equals 8 years
  • Must have strong cost systems background
  • Excellent analytical skills and sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, i.e., Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and an understanding of accounting/financial systems and software applications.
  • Must be able to travel to remote Company facilities and other locations as required.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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