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Accountant

Job Number 18000479 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Saint Louis, Missouri

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the accurate accounting of financial transactions and the reporting of financial data for all Nestlé Purina PetCare Product Technology Center / Research Center (PTC-RD) sites.  In addition, the Accountant assists the Finance Lead in all accounting and reporting activities for the department. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Assists the Finance Lead in the financial operations including general ledger, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and capital/fixed asset reporting;

• Assists the Finance Lead in developing, monitoring and administering financial internal controls;

• Assists in developing and implementation of accounting policies and procedures;

• Assists in monthly closing and annual operating and capital budgets process;

• Assists in the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements;

• Prepares related transactions for company store which includes sales, cash and inventory adjustments; also may perform physical inventory when required;

• Prepares monthly bank and cash netting reconciliations;

• Provides detail to departments for budget to actual variances;

• Performs general ledger account reconciliations and analyses;

• Prepares and reconciles monthly inter-company payables and receivables;

• Works closely with Nestlé Business Services, GLOBE and NPPC personnel as required;

• Proactively builds good relationships with customers, anticipating customer needs and provide proactive analysis and feedback to customers;

• Practice safety in the work area;

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conducts special financial projects as assigned;

• Additional duties as assigned;

• Travel as necessary

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:

• This position receives direction from the Finance Lead

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

 

• Bachelors Degree in Accounting;

• Minimum of 3+ years work experience in accounting;

• SAP Systems knowledge or equivalent financial system experience;

• Strong background in financial computer applications;

• Strong organizational and analytical skills; detail oriented;

• Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills;

• Pro-active/self-starter; manage multiple priorities;

• Ability to work in a challenging, time sensitive position to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner;

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

 

• Strong knowledge in general ledger accounting

• Experience in a Nestlé operating company

• Experience in a R&D organization


The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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