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FTP Production
Business Intelligence

Senior Accountant

Ref ID: REF12714N
Department: Finance and Accounting
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the gathering of data and prepare the corporate assumptions, prepare the budget, forecasts and analysis for actuals for bonus, fringe, other cost of goods sold, and areas of SG&A, run corporate period and year end close processes, acts in a consulting manner for all areas with regard to budget and close processes, and provides support and backup to the cash management, restaurant accounting, and escheatment processes.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform period and year end close processes including identifying and resolving issues, balancing SAP and BW, and posting period and year end journal entries.

Workers compensation reporting and reconciliation, account reconciliations for the majority of the corporate profit centers, summarizes legal expenses, assisting external auditors with roll forward schedules and other miscellaneous requests

Coordinate the gathering of data and prepare the corporate assumptions including all insurance allocations, fringe rates, property taxes, merit increases, bonus, exempt and clerical labor, pension, profit sharing, 401k, and payroll taxes

Prepares the budget and forecasts for bonus, fringe, other cost of goods sold, and areas of SG&A.  Perform analysis and draft commentary on actual results to forecast/budget on a period, quarterly and annual basis.

Acts in a consulting manner for all areas with regard to budget and close processes as well as assisting other in understanding the flow of financial information

Identify and implement process improvements to make department more efficient

Supports and acts as backup for restaurant accounting and reporting, cash receipts, positive pay, scanning, and dairy billing.



Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting experience

Sound understanding of accounting principles and flow of financial information

Strong problem-solving skills, sound judgment, and decision making ability

Detail oriented and analytical

Must be able to communicate effectively with varying levels of management and team members, both written and verbal

Highly motivated, service oriented, self-starter and have the ability to multi-task and work to an aggressive schedule

Experience with SAP or similar ERP system

High proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel and Word), and 10 key by touch


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.