Accounting & Finance Columbia, Missouri






Position Title: Plant Accountant

Type of Job Description: New Job Description

Position Type: Fulltime

Job Catalog Position Title: Accountant

FLSA Status: Salaried

Department: Finance

Location: Columbia, MO

Business Unit: Principe Foods

Reports to: Controller

Years of Experience: 3 years of progressive accounting experience, preferred

Number of employees Supervised: None



Our Plant Accountant is a vital role within our facility.  This special individual will be part of a dynamic finance team in a fast-growing business. The Plant Accountant will be responsible for the daily management of inventory movements, goods receipts, payment tracking, investigation of financial data in SAP S4 and other systems that this multi-million-dollar facility uses to track inventory, finished goods, payments, payroll and more!

Pay range $55k to $65k based on experience





Performs audits and posts daily inventory consumptions and adjustments

Coordinates inventory counts with operations in weekly cycle counts and month end reconciliation

Reviews and audits daily production in SAP to reported data, calculating daily, weekly, and monthly performance metrics

Enters process order consumption of materials

Reconciles in-house inventory management system (Shop Floor) with SAP

Responsible for updating accounting operating procedures

Training of any new hires

Mentor and assist team with difficult accounts

Develop and implement process improvement efficiency strategies

Assists procurement team with auditing and correction of POs

Prepare and review various reports using MS Excel, SAP, Business Intelligence (SAP), Order Management, BPC (SAP) and MS Word

Main point of contact for AP inquiries, resolutions, and improvements

Streamline, automate and implement controls for processes that the position oversees

Meet with various levels of financial and sales management to discuss accounts 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


4+ years of progressive accounting experience preferred

Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, but will accept Associate’s Degree with experience

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Statement structure, general ledger accounts, and a general knowledge of accounts payable and receivable processes (vouching and invoicing)

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Working knowledge of SAP. Business Intelligence and BPC a plus

Advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, V-lookups, Excel functions, etc.)

Ability to work directly with customers and sales staff

Ability to analyze data and general ledger accounts

Experience in a fast-paced environment requiring strong time-management skills and the ability to multi-task

Well organized, goal oriented, self-motivated, independent worker, detailed oriented, quick to learn new processes








The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear

Willing to spend time on production floor in wet and cold environment

Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus

Limited night/weekend availability may be required for projects

Food Manufacturing Operations Environment




More about us:


Since 1945, Principe has combined its Italian heritage with true craftsmanship to deliver the best Italian meats and charcuterie in the world. To meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie, Principe Foods is opening a new facility, combining old world traditions with innovative recipes, and expanding the authentic artisan offerings of Principe in the United States.

Swift Prepared Foods, a division of JBS USA, the leading global supplier of diversified, high-quality food products, acquired Principe Foods in February 2022.  Swift was founded nearly 150 years ago by Gustavus Swift, a pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry.

Now it is your turn to join a company with the mission to use these 100-plus years of knowledge to be the BEST in all we do; completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers; a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders.  All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Opportunity for career growth – we prefer to promote internal employees into management roles as they are ready for new responsibilities

Comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including Medical, 401(k) and free tuition to select schools

Charitable involvement across Mid-West communities (Hometown Strong)

Company Culture (Purpose & Culture)