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Rotational Accounting Analyst

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Job Description:

DFA Rotational Accounting Analyst will train and learn from various functional leaders/managers in four areas; Manufacturing Operational Accounting, Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting, and Inventory Costing Accounting over a four-year timeframe, as assigned by the DFA Program Sponsor. After completion of the Rotational program, successful candidates will qualify for a manager level equivalent position within DFA. The Rotational Accounting Analyst will develop a good understanding of DFA's systems and processes in Manufacturing Operational Accounting, Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting and Inventory Costing Accounting as well as gain an understanding of the dairy industry. The Rotational Accounting Analyst will learn DFA's culture, value system and business model to work effectively within it.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manufacturing Operational Accounting:

- Assist with month-end closing process including journal entry preparation and monthly financial reporting

- Preparation of accounts payable vouchers

- Preparation of account reconciliations including maintaining manufacturing clearing accounts

- Assist in review of marketing spends.

- Assist in review and payment of commissions and broker incentives.

- Miscellaneous projects as needed.

Internal Audit:

- Performs or assists in performing financial and operational audits in a professional manner.

- Interviews persons under audit to gain understanding of how the system operates.

- Performs transaction and compliance testing to evaluate the existence, efficiency and effectiveness of internal control procedures.

- Prepares audit workpapers documenting each audit step in the audit program. Ensures that information is presented clearly, concisely, accurately, in logical format.

- Makes or assists in making oral or written presentations to management during and at conclusion of an audit, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action and suggesting improvements in internal controls.

- Provides input for revision of audit programs where necessary to accomplish audit objectives.

- Assists in special projects as assigned by Internal Audit management.

- Assists the Company's external auditors by preparing workpapers and schedules.

Corporate Accounting:

- Assist in the annual budgeting and allocation process.

- Prepare journal entries.

- Assist in Board Statement preparation.

- Prepare reconciliation of general ledger accounts. Analyze accounts for reasonableness and accuracy.

- Assist in the monthly financial statement close process.

- Special projects as assigned.

Inventory Cost Accounting:

- Assist manufacturing plants with costing and OPEX analysis.

- Prepare monthly KPI's that help drive results and achievement of financial goals.

- Assist in identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities.


* Four-year Bachelor's degree required in Accounting. Master's degree preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities in this role:

* Leadership Effectiveness Factors: Supports, demonstrates, and promotes Leadership Effectiveness factors: Establish Trust and Demonstrate Integrity, Set Clear Direction, Grow Relationships, Focus on Results, Cultivate Capabilities, and Promote Innovation.

* Problem Solving: Uses logic, methods and creativity to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probes all relevant sources for answers and sees hidden problems. Excels at honest analysis and looks beyond the obvious without stopping at the first answer.

* Initiative: Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it. Actively seeks solutions to problems without direction from someone else. Takes action to achieve goals beyond what is asked of him or her. Questions processes and suggests changes. Looks for opportunities to make contributions to the business.

* Analytical skills: Ability to research, interpret and analyze information.

* Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

* Interpersonal skills: Excellent verbal communication and listening.

* Written communication skills: Excellent written communication skills.


Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Lee's Summit , Rotational Accounting Analyst, Professions , Kansas City, Missouri

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