Accounting Specialist- Fixed Assets

Eau Claire, WI, United States
Mar 17, 2017
May 02, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Perform various accounting activities to support the financial reporting and control of the Eau Claire and Gateway factories. Includes, but is not limited to, facilitating the capital spending and control process, ensuring the accuracy of fixed asset records, performing variance analyses, involvement in operational activities to reduce costs, and monthly period end close and budget activities.


• Ensure the accuracy of fixed asset records through timely recording of asset additions, transfers and disposals. Manage the capitalization of assets to ensure the capitalization policy is met, including working with project leaders to obtain necessary asset information, making sure all capital project purchase orders have been completed, work with project leaders to ensure that all assets are properly tagged with fixed asset tags.

• Coordinate the process of taking fixed asset inventories (periodic as well as annual), including generation of required data, physical counting of the inventory, reconciliation of the physical count to the ledger, and making corrections to the ledger as required.

• Support the capital spending process by setting up Work Breakdown Structures (WBS's) in Globe/SAP for both capital and special charges, assigning budget values to the WBS's, and providing periodic capital spending information and support to Engineering.

• Act as a link between finance and operations to challenge and improve business performance and processes to meet or exceed factory financial goals. Includes analyzing and providing cost data and participation in NCE/TPM activities such as DOR/WOR meetings, DMAIC's and GSTD's.

• Perform weekly yield analyses; work with the operations group to identify and minimize drivers of the variances

• Perform monthly end close activities including generating various journal entries as needed. Generate monthly financial data and reports to support reporting requirements for local and division management.

• Participate in the annual budget process including analysis/calculation of cost input data, update SAP budget data and analyze case cost changes.

• Perform other financial analysis and tasks as assigned.

Safety and Environmental:
• Follow factory safety & environmental objectives & targets
• Follow the plant safety rules; report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately
• Maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.
• Understand the environmental aspects of the position and take action to reduce these environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water etc. Will also recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.)

• Follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets
• Follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices; report food safety and quality issues immediately.
• Maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to Nestle Quality Management System on all related
procedures and programs. • Understand the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated on QMS, OJT's and SOP's that

Throughout all of these responsibilities, maintains a focus on continuous improvement.

Required: Associate's Degree in Accounting OR 3 to 5 years equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting related field

Preferred: 3 years' experience in general, cost or fixed asset accounting.

• Strong Computer--Word, Excel, and Access.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to effectively ensure policies/procedures are being adhered to
• Organized and detailed oriented
• Ten-key calculator.
• Self-starter that can review, prioritize, and execute multiple priorities.
• SAP or other mainframe financial system experience a plus