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Accounting Supervisor

Smithfield Foods
San Jose, California, 95112, United States
November 16, 2016


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

Supervises Plant Accounting Coordinators to ensure all the daily yield, inventory and labor reports for management are completed on time and accurately. Reviews the reports created by the Coordinators before distribution to management. Creates the Bill of Materials (BOM) which identifies the cost associated with any new products or changes to products that are produced at the plant.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

60-70% Daily Reporting

Compiles data from various sources (SAP, ADC, manual sheets from Supervisors, etc.) to prepare various daily reports in Excel including Yield Reports, Daily Pack Report, OPS Report, and Labor Report requiring data entry, data manipulation, and simple formulas in Excel.

Reports must be prepared and distributed each morning.

20% Support

Provides back up and support to other Accounting staff in the areas of yield reporting, finished goods inventory, payroll and other areas as assigned.

10% Reporting and Packaging

Using reports from the Purchasing department and ERP systems, coordinates and prepares weekly and monthly packaging, ingredients and MRO cycle counts and investigates and resolves differences with the Purchasing department.

0-30% Reconciles the GR and IR (Goods Invoiced vs. Invoices Received)

Report to research missing invoices by contacting vendors, the Purchasing department and Accounts Payable and responding to vendor inquiries about invoices.

Other Duties

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

May perform other duties as assigned.


This position directly supervises up to 2 employees.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 2+ years of professional accounting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Solid understanding of accounting principles.

Previous supervisory experience a plus.

Proven ability to use Excel on a daily basis including manipulation of large amounts of data and creation of simple formulas.

Strong attention to detail.

Desire and ability to fully research issues and solve problems.

SAP experience (preferred).


The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.