Staff Accountant - Cordova - job 635946

Stratas Foods

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Cordova, Tennessee

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA.  Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN.  We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees.  We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.


Job Description

This role will be responsible for handling the core accounting responsibilities for the department with an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and the accounting process end to end. This role will also review, analyze and interpret all financial and budgetary reports. A successful candidate will be a team player who will continuously look for opportunities to make the team more efficient and effective, advocate best practices, develop and maintain operating procedures, keep attention to detail and use problem-solving skills to find effective solutions.

1.  Manage and maintain accountability for accuracy, timeliness and efficiency of accounting processes including month-end activities, variance analysis, key inputs, balance sheet reconciliations, etc. of accounts managed by the department.

2.  Analyze balance sheet, revenue and expenses accounts to summarize and explain financial and statistical results comparing to budget, prior month and prior year amounts.  Provide explanations for variances.

3.  Run daily, weekly, and monthly reports to ensuring timely resolution of reconciling items.

4.  Utilize the available ERP and expert systems to obtain information needed in the research and reconciliation process.

5.  Develop/maintain reports to communicate financial and statistical information to management and/or the appropriate functional business group.

6.  Develop and maintain updated SOPs to support departmental tasks and processes.

7.  Demonstrate proficiency in the tools utilized by the department including Excel, Access and other office tools.

8.  Assist with internal and external audits by preparing client schedules and worksheets as needed.

9.  Complete other projects as requested by management to support the Finance department.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required.

Related Experience: 1-3 years in General Accounting/Finance experience is required.

Equipment/Software Skills: Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.  Advanced user of Excel (pivot tables, filters, look-up formulas) required.  Knowledge of IBM and IBM AS400 systems, Access and/or Sequel preferred.



Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.  Works well in both individual and group problem solving situations and with all levels of colleagues or management.

Analytical - Collects and researches data focusing on detailed accuracy; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.  Seeks answers to resolve issues, explain financial data or complete projects even it requires dealing with ambiguity.

Initiative – Self-motivated with the ability to make timely decisions without prompts; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Driven to complete tasks and asks for and offers help when needed.  Challenges the status quo by identifying processes in need of improvement and suggesting ideas for corrective courses of action.

Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.  Prepares and edits work for content, meaning, completeness, comprehension and spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret information.

Forward Thinking – Uses experience to develop routine and ad-hoc reporting to identify trends or variances and to support financial data.

Additional Information

Physical: (Identify the necessary type of activities for this position:  sitting, walking, climbing, lifting.  For each activity, provide details as to how long, how far, how much, how often, etc.)

Average requirements for office employee with majority of time spent sitting

Sensory: (Identify the necessary type of senses for this position: visual, hearing, speaking, smell, and touch.  For each sense, provide details as to specific requirements.)

Sensory requirements include those sued to effectively communicate via phone, computer and in person

Mental/Reasoning: (This includes learning, reasoning and analyzing.  Provide details as to the type and level of mental reasoning this job requires.)

Must be able to process large amounts of data, be able to identify trends and errors; and process multiple detailed requests in a timely manner


Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.

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