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Perdue Farms, Inc. Operations Accounting Manager in Lewiston, North Carolina

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Manages all accounting and reporting functions for the plant, ensuring adequate controls to protect company assets and operational effectiveness. Ensures relevant, timely, and accurate reporting of complex operations and effective support of operations and financial management. Manages the accounting team which has the responsibility for the planning, reporting and financial decision support of the facility/plant.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Maintains an effective system of internal controls, ensuring compliance with Corporate and generally accepted standards of accounting and reporting.

  2. Directs the processes of recording, reviewing, and reporting the plant’s performance, with a focus on continuous improvement in terms of accuracy, timeliness, relevance, and cost. Effectively utilizes information processing technology and staff to deliver information to management in an efficient and effective manner.

  3. Assists plant management in managing capital expenditures to optimize economic performance, product quality, and associate safety. Effectively manages the plant’s CER process. Oversees inventory and overall asset management.

  4. Manages the accounting staff and ensures effective utilization of human resources. Ensures effective training, development, coaching, of the accounting team members. Ensures effective and continuous staffing via local and regional recruitment in cooperation with corporate finance/accounting management.

  5. Serves as the coordinator/director of the operations’ cost/financial issues on behalf of the plant management team. Performs special projects as directed by Controller, Operations VP, and Director of Operations

  6. Reviews monthly closing responsibilities and related cost/analytical and auditing responsibilities.

  7. Supports activities related to annual capital/operating budgets, labor standards, key initiative reporting, Operations performance forecasts, scorecard comments, capital project review and approval and AgriStats analysis and review.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • 8 plus years experience.

  • Requires strong math and analytical skills plus good oral and written communication skills, good planning and problem solving skills.

  • Must have excellent computer skills in Excel, Access and Word.

  • Requires extensive manufacturing costing experience and process cost accounting.

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.

  • Must be able to work in a plant environment which includes the ability to work with the local management team to understand the product flow in the facility, perform audit requirements in the plant and support areas and understand risks related to the processing facility.

Experience Preferred

  • MBA, CPA or CMA preferred.

  • Poultry industry experience

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.