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Plant Accountant- Plant Assistant Financial Manager

Company Name: Country Oven Bakery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Provide general administrative accounting support and ensure the accuracy of cost data and sales. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Enter production data into Brands Standard Cost (BSC), balance sales and unit to system, and review receiver and inventory input.
  • Investigate variances, review cost reports, maintain BSC files, set up new items and make corrections to the system.
  • Prepare financial and operational reports, such as weekly sales, cost containment data accumulation, plant performance and labor productivity reports.
  • Assist the financial manager in a variety of financial projects.
  • Interface with production associates on cost and financial projects.
  • Maintain and balance general ledger accounts.
  • Comply with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements and procedures.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Thorough knowledge of plant operations and procedures
  • Proven ability to understand complex written and oral instructions
  • Ability to accomplish tasks accurately within rigid time frames and resolute deadlines

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Experience in manufacturing and/or union environment
  • Previous experience in cost accounting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel and Hyperion Essbase


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  KY || Bowling Green || 2840 Pioneer Drive || 42101 || Country Oven Bakery || None || Accounting; Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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