Manager Plant Finance - Lamb Weston American Falls

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

American Falls
United States

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for all accounting functions performed at the American Falls Lamb Weston manufacturing facility including supervision of a staff of four clerical employees who perform a variety of accounting duties. The Finance Manager oversees various activity areas such as general accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, and payroll. Primary duties include the preparation of all period financial manufacturing reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), general ledger controls, preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations, period-end close, preparation of recurring requests from LW Corporate Accounting, internal and external audits, analysis of financial results and ultimately provide advice to management. This includes management of manufacturing cost information analysis including weekly manufacturing cost estimates and variances, monthly actual results and variances, forecasts and budget preparation. This position would also ensure maintenance of general accounting, cost accounting, payroll, payables and receivables.

Although this position reports to the Director of Finance of LW, there is also a dotted line to the Plant Manager of the American Falls, ID facility.


Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supervision of period close activities to ensure timely completion of tasks for assigned pooled resource teams
  • Participate in internal and external audits
  • Provide financial information to Operations Manager and other department managers of the plant organization as requested in timely and accurate manner
  • Supervise and train financial accounting staff by providing the necessary guidance to properly develop their general accounting skills
  • Review and/or prepare balance sheet account reconciliations and perform an aggressive review of the balance sheet for assigned area
  • Ensure all accounting transactions are properly recorded in accordance with US GAAP as well as in accordance with policies and common business language as defined by the LW Corporate Accounting group
  • Implement corporate initiatives and maintain a high level of financial and internal controls
  • Evaluate effectiveness of processes and procedures and develop improvements as needed
  • Responsible for accurate and timely management of the fixed assets Administration


Position Qualifications

  • 4-year bachelors’ degree in Accounting/Finance required
  • CPA, CMA certification and/or advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting and /or cost accounting, preferably in a manufacturing company
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills
  • Excellent computer skills (including Excel, GL Software and Databases) required
  • Proactive and hands-on personality with excellent analytical skills


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.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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