Associate Financial Reporting Accountant, Cash Accounting- Multiple Locations

Employer: Lamb Weston

Job Description:
This position requires knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to create journal entries, coordinating the distribution of routine financial reports, maintain accounting schedules, assistance with and/or preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations each period, and assist with preparation of year-end audit schedules. This position also administers and oversees the balance sheet cash account reconciliation process for the entire Company. This position will communicate frequently with personnel at all levels within the Controllers organization and throughout Lamb Weston. The consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of this communication are integral to the role.

Job Description
- Provide support for internal and external financial statement in compliance with GAAP and/or other regulatory requirements
- Participate in period-end close activities to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks, including identification and resolution of unusual items and issues in a timely and accurate manner
- Create and maintain monthly accounting schedules as support for the balance sheet cash account reconciliations and financial audits, including timely resolution of reconciliation items
- Prepare balance sheet cash account reconciliations and manage the global account reconciliation tool BlackLine
- Perform general accounting activities in the SAP general ledger, which includes preparing and uploading journal entries
- Distribute routinely generated and create ad hoc financial accounting reports
- Participate actively, and sometimes lead, special projects involving general accounting, such as mergers/acquisitions, policy updates, creation of new processes, business partner requests and system conversions
- Effectively communicate information impacting both internal and external customers
- Exercise judgment in financial, operations, or transactional analysis to identify and help resolve issues
- Alert management of situations that may materially affect the company’s overall financial condition
- Assist with evaluating effectiveness of processes, procedures, and control environment and develop improvements as needed
- Document processes (e.g. desk procedures) and recommend process improvements
- Alert management of situations that may materially affect the company’s overall financial condition

Basic & Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
- 1 year related experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, etc. preferred
- Ability to research and reconcile multiple accounts with minimal supervision
- Proficient PC and MS skills
- Experience with SAP and BlackLine preferred
- Experience with database preferred
- Demonstrated analytical, time management, interpersonal, change management and communication skills
- Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
- CPA, CMA certification and/or advanced degree preferred

Industry-Competitive Benefits
Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:
- Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
- Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
- Paid Time Off
- Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
- Family-Friendly Employee events
- Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services
- Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-222467
Time Type: Full time

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

Contact Person:
Location: Eagle, ID & Kennewick, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on June 21, 2022

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