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Dairy Farmers of America

Schulenburg, Texas
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  • Manufacturing / Production
  • Accounting
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Job Details

The Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting with all financial aspects related to their plant. The Assistant Controller works closely with Plant Management, Plant Employees, and serves as a liaison with the DFA enterprise wide functional departments such as Accounting, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance. The Assistant Controller is responsible for helping to exercise fiduciary duties to safeguard DFA assets and to also secure compliance with DFA Policy and Procedure relative to the disciplines of Accounting and Finance. The Assistant Controller is charged with working with the Controller to timely and accurately close the books each month, and the related financial reporting. The Assistant Controller is expected to partner with Management to help drive increased productivity, efficiency and awareness of any issues that are detrimental to the plant's profitability. Additionally, this position also works closely with the Plant's customers to ensure proper execution of business practices, billing, A/R collections, and production reporting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in accurately closing of the monthly financials according to the divisional close schedule.
  • Timely and accurately prepare and distribute monthly financial reports and account analysis each month.
  • Assist the Controller with preparation of the annual budget and biweekly forecasting.
  • Assist the Controller with annual blind-tagged inventory physical count.
  • Prepare and review plant customer inventory and production reports with a focus on timeliness and accuracy.
  • Timely and accurate preparation and distribution of monthly phase reporting, monthly inventory, production reports, and various plant reporting requirements with additional focus on inventory turns.
  • Maintain accounting information for the Supplier Base Database and work with P&I Inventory Specialists to capture any credit due from the Vendor or Freight Claims that may have resulted in Vendor's non- compliance or quality of product received.
  • This position is responsible for maintaining customer reimbursement rates, settlements and working with divisional cost accountants for final costing.
  • This position is responsible for processing non PO vouchers.
  • This position is responsible for Key Performance Indicator calculations, and keeping management staff educated and informed of daily progress.
  • Exercise fiduciary duties to safeguard DFA assets and ensure compliance with DFA policies and procedures related to disciplines of Accounting and Finance.
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of cost accounting experience, preferably in manufacturing environment
  • SAP system experience preferred
  • Certification and/or Licenses: Prefer CPA/CMA or similar credentials

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems
  • Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) related to accounting and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of business theory, business processes, and management
  • Skill in quantitative financial analysis techniques, including data manipulation
  • Skill in proficient computer usage
  • Skill in critical thinking, analysis, mathematical calculations, and statistical evaluations
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to communicate with various levels of personnel to ensure needs and requirements are met
  • Able to apply technology solutions to business problems
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork
  • Able to present ideas using language that is relatable to business and end-users
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Able to manage multiple various projects with sense of urgency
  • Able to effectively analyze and interpret data
  • Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to promote a team environment
  • Able to present to diverse audiences from front line team members to senior management
  • Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision
  • Able to read, write, and speak English

DFA Values

  • Integrity - exhibits ethical behavior thru actions, communications, and self-management
  • Passion - demonstrates a compelling and inspired vision thru engagement in work place activities, business plans, attitude, and self-development.
  • Quality Oriented - possess technical and professional competency, demonstrated by work that is timely, accurate, organized, and clearly articulated with attention to detail.
  • Performance Driven - Pro-active in seeking solutions, demonstrates a sense of urgency, pushes self and others for results, seeks continuous improvement in job related areas and self-development.
  • Accountable - accepts responsibility for actions and decisions, both success and failure; inspires others and promotes a team environment; considers impact of actions and decisions on employees/co-workers/customers
  • Innovative - thinks outside the box, demonstrates critical thinking and analysis



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