Accounting & Finance Omaha, Nebraska


Position at JBS USA Food Company



Position Title: Plant Controller                

Department:  Accounting

Location: Omaha, NE


Purpose & Scope: Accountable for all financial aspects and controls of the plant


Principle Responsibilities: List and describe (in order of importance) the specific tasks, assignments, level of discretionary authority and/or functions performed.


  • Ensure optimum performance of the function.  Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and ensure effective controls.
  • Lead the accounting and purchasing teams at the plant
  • Responsible for all accounting functions at the plant - these include cattle payables, invoicing, budgets, expense reporting, inventory reconciliation, weekly P&L reporting, variance analysis, capital spending and payback analysis, as well as other numerous daily, weekly and monthly management reports
  • Responsible for all purchasing functions at the plant – these include maintaining and controlling appropriate supply, MRO and packaging inventories, PO processing, driving cost savings initiatives, and all other purchasing responsibilities
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual financials and associated requirements accurately and timely
  • Ensure the plant is compliant in all Sox controls
  • Provide financial expertise to the general manager and plant management team – provide insights into profitability
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments to problem solve and establish procedures and action plans to achieve targeted results


Working Conditions:

  • General office environment
  • Production setting


Requirements: Describe necessary knowledge or skills, and type and amount of formal schooling, and work experience normally required to obtain these.  Do not describe your own particular background.


Education: B.S. Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field

Experience:  5 years accounting experience or equivalent knowledge & ability

Special Skills:

  • Computer skills and good interpersonal skills a must
  • Through knowledge of Accounting principles and procedures
  • Prior Meat Cost Accounting or Plant Controller experience desired



Internal: Daily communication with other departments and corporate

External: Communication with external auditors, suppliers and customers



  • Plant accounting team
  • Purchasing team


 “The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”