Dean Foods

Field Accountant I

Job Locations US-IL-Rockford
Requisition ID
Bachelor's Degree
Relocation Assistance
Available to Qualified Candidates
Job Type


General Purpose:

This position supports and analyzes the accounting function of the location. This includes accounting for all P &L’s including manufacturing, distribution, sales and other operating expenses as well as the valuation and reconciliation of inventory.


Duties and Responsibilities:


§  Ensure all financial and operational transactions for the location are accurately captured.

§  Prepares monthly journal entries.

§  Completes month end close processes to account for inventory and manufacturing reporting.

§  Performs monthly reconciliations for designated accounts, monitoring financials for discrepancies and trends.

§  Utilizing professional accounting and technical knowledge, accurately prepares financial statements (e.g. balance sheet, income statement, supplementary management schedules) for the location.

§  Researches and resolves problems pertaining to accounting systems and records, ensuring compliance with Company policies and procedures.

§  Provides clarity in a professional manner when questioned about financial data.

§  Understands and responds to the urgency of providing timely and complete information to ad hoc requests.

§  Using a thorough understanding of GAAP principles and DFA Accounting Policies, interprets accounting transactions and implements best practices.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

            Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 3-4 years applicable work experience
  • Associates degree in Accounting, plus 4-6 years’ experience.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

§  Advanced in Excel

§  JDE experience preferred

§  Ability to perform in a fast paced environment

§  Ability to multi task

§  High attention to detail

§  Ability to consistently meet deadlines

§  Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion

§  Ability to collaborate with others and inspire teamwork

§  Excellent time management and organization skills

§  Maintain confidentiality

§  Interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication and listening

§  Accountability for actions and decisions


Titles Reporting to this Position:

  • NA


Licensing and Certification:

  • CPA or CMA preferred, but not required


Percent Travel:

  • Less than 5%


Scope (Revenue, Number of Employees, etc.):

  • Responsible for the financial reporting and accuracy of location transactions and performance.




EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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