Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
The primary purpose of this position is to supervise, perform and review general accounting activities and lead or participate in projects associated with Financial Accounting-Accrueds Team for the Corporate Controllers Group (CCG). This position requires sound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), general ledger controls, preparation and/or review of balance sheet reconciliations, assistance with period-end close, assistance with internal and external audits, and analysis of financial results for assigned areas. This position will communicate frequently with personnel at all levels with the Corporate Controllers Group (CCG) and throughout the Company. The consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of this communication are vital and must clearly convey all outstanding issues.
Ensure all assigned accounting transactions are properly recorded in accordance with GAAP as well as in accordance with policies and common business language as defined by Corporate Accounting.
Provide support for internal and external financial statements in compliance with GAAP and/or other regulatory requirements.
Assist in maintaining controls over accounting transactions to ensure the accuracy of the general ledger including documentation of Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
Review and/or prepare balance sheet account reconciliations and continuously perform an aggressive review of the balance sheet for assigned area.
Participate in period-end close activities to ensure timely completion of tasks, including identification and resolution of unusual items and issues in a timely and accurate manner.
Exercise judgment in financial, operational, or transactional analysis to identify and help resolve issues.
Lead special projects involving financial accounting matters, such as mergers/acquisitions, policy updates, business partner requests, creation of new processes and business systems conversions.
Serve as the central point of contact for various areas of the department as assigned.
Perform general accounting activities in the SAP general ledger, business warehouse reporting, and the use of the Comprehensive Accounting Excellence (CAE) tool (Also known as “Assurenet”).
Demonstrate ability to effectively work in a team environment both within and outside of assigned area of responsibility.
Provide guidance to Accrueds accounting staff to assist in professional development.
Provide guidance and communicate with remote team members in a 3rd party outsourcing relationship.
Assist with the implementation of corporate initiatives and maintain sound financial policies and procedures.
Evaluate effectiveness of processes and procedures and develop improvements as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
CPA, CMA certification and/or advanced degree preferred
Minimum 5 years of business experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, manufacturing, etc.
Strong communication, organization, planning, and project management skills
Time Management Agility– ability to juggle multiple assignments with varying due dates.
Balance sheet account reconciliation experience preferred.
SAP experience preferred
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.