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Plant Accountant

Saputo Cheese USA Inc, Lancaster, WI

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  • Administer accounting functions for locale within allowed timeframes; ensuring accuracy of related accounting data.
  • Responsible for weekly plant financials.
  • Confirm closing of monthly accounting cycles.
  • Coordinate monthly physical inventory counts of plant and outside warehouses and complete journal entries as needed.
  • Responsible for general ledger accuracy and reconciliation. Prepare and enter various journal entries, as required. Prepare monthly analysis for general ledger accounts.
  • Preparation of monthly milk accruals, entry of milk receipts and balancing to supply.
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Accurate reporting of bulk ingredients; balancing monthly with suppliers.
  • Analyze monthly and weekly variance reports.
  • Coordinate mock trace exercises, as well as participate in real trace scenarios.
  • Assist in the development of the plant’s yearly budget; working with all managers to ensure appropriate areas are budgeted for.
  • In conjunction with the plant’s Senior Manager Operations Finance, Accounting &  Administration, analyze, interpret and communicate the data needed for sound business and financial decision making at the plant-level.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Maintain various reports as required (i.e. overtime, production data, etc.).
  • Work closely with production and packaging areas to ensure information is accurately recorded and within appropriate timeframes.
  • Automate and streamline plant recordkeeping and financial records, as applicable.
  • Coordinate and conduct ongoing employee trainings relating to plant functions and monitor work performance, in conjunction with plant supervision, for comprehension.
  • Positively represent Saputo at all times. Adhere to and promote the Saputo Code of Ethics and actively apply the Saputo Values.
  • Perform additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Associate’s degree and/or 2+ years of related experience.
  • Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred; cheese/dairy processing background desired.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures. Effectively present information and respond to questions from auditors, individuals or groups of managers.
  • Strong mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical interface. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles.
  • Strong understanding of and passion for the cheese making craft.
  • Fundamental understanding of cheese making processes (including chemistry and physics of cheese) and related ingredients and equipment.
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.
  • Proficient computer skills using AS400 system and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in support of plant operations.

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Job Details

Req Num 421.4
ID 536016
Lancaster, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Associates

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