Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Job Summary This position is responsible for a variety of tasks surrounding the financial accounting and reporting process. This includes accounting for complex areas such as derivatives and cash flows. This position requires extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and will be instrumental in the preparation of the SEC filings. This position will partner frequently with personnel at all levels within the Controllers Organization and throughout the Company. The consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of this communication are vital and must clearly convey all outstanding issues. Provide support for internal and external financial statements in compliance with GAAP and/or other regulatory requirements.
Participate actively in recurring and special projects involving accounting matters, such as policy updates, compliance support, and process improvement initiatives.
Research and provide financial analysis related to derivatives and other complex accounting areas.
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 account reconciliations and financial audits, and provide analytic support to business partners as required.
Perform general accounting activities in the SAP general ledger, which includes preparing and uploading journal entries related to more complex transactions.
Exercise judgment in financial, operational, or transactional analysis to identify and resolve issues.
Assist in internal and external audits.
Evaluate and maintain effectiveness of processes, procedures, and control environment.
Effectively communicate information impacting both internal and external customers.
Alert management of situations that may materially affect the company's overall financial condition.
Successfully work in a team environment and across business groups within the company.
Ensure compliance with SOX Controls and CAG policies.
Operate under the principles of simplicity, collaboration, accountability, imagination and the ConAgra Foods Recipe for Growth.
Principal Challenges/Complexity Assist with the closing of financial systems and identify and resolve unusual items and issues in a timely and accurate manner.
Prioritize multiple activities to ensure accurate and timely completion of both scheduled and extemporaneous tasks within a tight deadline.
Ability to reach out to various levels within the organization in order to resolve issues.
Ability to identify and promptly communicate situations that may materially affect the company's overall financial condition.
Functional involvement in change management is frequent and eminent.
Latitude And Dimensions
This position handles/is responsible for accounting activities for their assigned business areas including derivatives and cash flow activity. They may have access to confidential financial data. Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
CPA and/or advanced degree required
3-5 years of business experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, financial reporting, etc.
SEC audit experience strongly preferred; Derivative knowledge a plus
Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles required
Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
Ability to work on multiple projects and assignments at the same time to reach resolution
Ability to research problems independently and propose business solutions
Proficient PC and MS Office skills
SAP experience helpful
Learning and Development Expected in Role
Detailed understanding of assigned areas and the correlation back to the business operations
Develop financial, derivative, and currency translation acumen and expertise associated with assigned areas of responsibility
Enhance communication skills
Actively take initiative and work independently
Build leadership and project management skills
Enhance understanding of ConAgra Foods businesses
Participate in continuing education
Targeted Next Opportunity Lateral
Other Controllers Organization Senior Financial Analyst or Team Lead Roles
Senior Financial Analyst or Team Lead Roles within the BSC, Brand Finance, Supply Chain, Internal Audit, Plant Finance
Manager, Financial Reporting
Other Manager roles
This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.