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Senior Accounting and Financial Manager

Ref ID: REF12236O
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:

To coordinate and supervise timely, accurate, high quality financial reporting and ledger closes and related activities to assure company-wide accounting is performed in accordance principles; to coordinate and supervise all aspects of capital expenditure approvals; to provide financial forecasting and analysis; cost center budget and variance reporting; annual planning and rolling forecast; and to handle various projects as directed by management.

To assure that corporate accounting policies and procedures are up-to-date, fulfill corporate requirements, and are properly interpreted and followed by applicable personnel. Ensure company maintains compliance with GAAP and assess the impact and implementation of new accounting guidance.  Prepared monthly financial statements and annual audited financial statements with footnotes in compliance with GAAP.

To provide financial information and analytical support to Executive Management, Cost Center Managers, Treasury Department, Tax Department, External Auditors, Internal Auditors, Field Accounting, Human Resources, I.T. Department, among others. Including preparation of Board materials on a quarterly basis.

Responsible for financial system reporting integrity and long-term system planning through oversight of the Financial Systems Manager and Master Data Manager.  Ensuring appropriate level of controls and data oversight for accurate and timely reporting and financial statement preparation.

Manage the internal audit function with responsibility for the third-party internal auditor. Providing guidance and direction of the audits and assisting in the annual risk assessment to ensure high priority areas are appropriately in scope for future reviews.  Managing internal relationships to ensure the value of the audits are recognized and communicated timely with follow up of open recommendations.

Manage annual financial statement audit and oversight of external auditor.  Ensuring appropriate level of document request lists, managing testing expectations and timing and areas of review. Coordinating with internal functional leads to ensure audit is completed in a timely fashion.

Essential Job Functions:

Coordinate, review and assure timely close for Corporate Accounting and ensure all financial reporting is accurate, variances explained, reconciliations prepared and support is accumulated for information as required.

Prepare financial statements monthly, quarterly and the annual audited financial statements.

Ensure adequate level of support for judgmental reserves and financial statement positions.

Prepare quarterly reporting materials for the Board of Directors and Executive Management.

Plan, organize, direct and control department activities and administrative budgeting activities.

Direct or perform daily problem solving, including evaluation of policies and procedures for improvement opportunities.

Develop and prepare reporting and analysis for Executive Management and administrative departments, such as I.T., Audit, Tax, Treasury, etc.

Provide special project support for a variety of management presentation and reporting needs.

Develop staff to properly serve all levels of management while providing an environment that supports individual growth and recognition.  Ensure cross training for all staff.

Analyze SG&A and generate initiatives to manage expense and communicate with and enable Executive management to manage SG&A expenses, forecast SG&A expenses.

Forecast Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements and monitor correctness of forecasts. Analyze variances each period and provide insights on fluctuations.

Ensure financial reporting systems are adequate for company needs, data is accurate, reporting is insightful and long-term system development needs are coordinated and prioritized with I.T.

Ensure timely data updates and efficient processes through Master Data oversight. 

Monitor new accounting guidance and ensure the company is prepared to implement requirements timely. 

Supervise, coordinate, and review all aspects of external and internal audit to include: engagement planning, accounting schedules provided to auditors, engagement progress and billing, audit reporting, management letter follow-up and research on accounting issues and positions.



B.S. in Accounting, Business Administration or related field

CPA License, required

Must have four to seven years’ progressively more responsible accounting experience, including strong supervisory skills.

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and to operate across functional lines.

Ability to effectively handle conflicting situations with appropriate resolution.

Excellent managerial and problem solving skills


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.