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The primary purpose of this position is to manage the general accounting activities for assigned business components. This includes the preparation of all period financial statements and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), ownership of the general ledger, review of balance sheet reconciliations, coordination of period-end close, preparation of recurring requests from Corporate Accounting, coordination of internal and external audits, and analysis of total company financial results. This position will communicate frequently with personnel at all levels within the Corporate Controllers Group (CCG) and the various Retail operating groups. The consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of this communication are vital and must clearly convey all outstanding issues.
Maintain controls over accounting transactions to ensure the accuracy of the general ledger including documentation and sign-off of Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
Prepare internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
Supervise period-end close activities.
Coordinate and play key role in internal and external audits.
Complete ad hoc requests for from business/corporate partners in timely and accurate manner.
Manage and develop accounting staff by providing the necessary guidance to properly develop and advance their careers within the organization.
Assist business partners adhering to policies and procedures and in resolving problems encountered in performing their daily business.
Coordinate and review balance sheet account reconciliations and continuously perform review of assigned balance sheet components.
Serve as the central point of contact for all accounting issues for assigned business areas.
Ensure all accounting transactions are properly recorded in accordance with GAAP as well as in accordance with policies and procedures
Understand and review International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and other local accounting standards for international entities and reconcile with U.S. GAAP
Assist in the implementation of process improvement initiatives while maintaining a strong internal control environment.
Evaluate effectiveness of processes and procedures and develop improvements, as needed.
Participate in special projects involving general accounting, such as mergers/acquisitions, FASB updates, and business systems conversions, as needed.
Coordinate the financial close activities; identify and resolve unusual items and issues in a timely and accurate manner.
Serve as primary contact for assigned business areas, coordinating financial accounting efforts between operations, segment and corporate finance and the CCG.
Exercise judgment in financial, operational, or transactional analysis to identify and resolve issues.
Handle multiple activities simultaneously and appropriately delegate work to staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks.
Functional involvement in change management is frequent and eminent.
Manage and foster professional development of CCG staff.
Communicate to all impacted parties and maintain a constant flow of critical information with all levels within the organization (CCG, business groups, Corporate, etc.).
Alert management of situations that may adversely affect the company’s overall financial condition.
Communication with personnel in countries where English is not the primary language.
Latitude and Dimensions
This position manages the accounting activities for their assigned business areas and balance sheet components. This role will manage the International and Intercompany Accounting team of approximately 2-3. This position also has the authority to approve transactions to the general ledger for their assigned areas of responsibility and have regular access to confidential financial data.
Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
Strong project management skills
Ability to research and reconcile multiple accounts with minimal supervision
Proficient PC and MS Office skills
Learning and Development Expected in Role
Gain expertise in accounting and financial acumen associated with assigned areas of responsibility
Expand management, leadership, and communication skills
Enhance understanding of Lamb Weston business
Attend Foundations of Leadership and other formalized training opportunities
This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.