Staff Accountant Job Opening

Staff Accountant

Wayne Farms

Decatur, Alabama
$44,000.00 - $57,000.00 a year — Full-time, Commission
Category: Accountant

The Further Processing Staff Accountant performs accounting tasks and participates in projects in connection with preparing, reconciling, and explaining the profit/loss for the further processing operations.


  • Downloads Sales and Purchases Data information from Adage to reconcile to inventory database.
  • Ensure accuracy of lbs. received from other locations by evaluating short weights and over weights. Evaluate this data to ensure correct yield information.
  • Verifies accuracy of sales and purchases pricing to ensure that over and under billing does not occur.
  • Responsible for evaluating outside sales claims on short weights, price adjustments, and quality adjustments to allocate correct funds back to the departments.
  • Summarizes sales and purchases by department for metric reports and weekly profit/loss estimate.
  • Inventory Valuations on finished product, raw material, packaging, condiments, etc.
  • Bill and reconcile inter-company sales transactions
  • Create Journal Entries for Sales Purchasing and Inventory transactions at month end and balance general ledger accounts.
  • Manages sales commission and freight accruals.
  • Inputs Sizing Department production data into spreadsheet to report yields and throughputs for Operations
  • Analyzes variance between actual and standard variables in the cost model (yields, trim values, meat costs, processing costs) to explain profit and loss of further processing departments (Sizing/Marination).
  • Manages projects for data distribution and report development by utilizing spreadsheets and databases.
  • Forecasts monthly profit and loss.
  • Determines raw material requirements based on finished product specifications for annual budget.
  • Periodically observes month end inventory counts.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by Accounting Supervisor.


  • None. This is an individual contributor position. Competencies required: Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Learning on the Fly and Interpersonal Savvy.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Related Field.
  • 1-3 years relevant Accounting experience with strong knowledge of Accounting principles and concepts.


  • Experience in Poultry or Food Manufacturing environment preferred.


  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend English fluently.
  • Must have excellent spelling, proof reading and grammatical skills.
  • Must have strong attention to details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced Computer Skills required: Microsoft Office/Excel.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Uses advanced math skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide and calculate yields and metrics.


  • Resolves discrepancies between General Ledger and Spreadsheet balances.
  • Manages multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and prioritizes work accordingly.
  • Applies basis reasoning skills and carries out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret data and draw logical conclusions based on the available inputs.
  • Resolves problems involving variable data and fixed data.
  • Applies critical thinking skills in standardized situations as well as non-routine problems.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.