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Accounting Assistant

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Gooding, ID, ID, US

Company: Glanbia

Accounting Assistant I

Job Description Revised March 2018

Supervisor’s Title:          Plant Controller

Department:                     Accounting and Finance

Exempt Status:                 Non Exempt

Location:                           Gooding, ID


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Job Summary

To support and provide accurate, relevant, knowledgeable, and timely cost accounting, financial and operational results, and transactional accounting information to the Glanbia.  This may include the reconciling and preparing production reporting, balancing and tracking physical inventories and usage, and preparing bi-weekly payroll files.  Provide support and perform purchasing duties.


Essential Functions

  • Reconcile production daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Calculate and issue ingredients, packaging, cleaner, and miscellaneous usage daily/weekly.
  • Prepare weekly production reports.
  • Provide coverage for other office personnel.
  • Review work and assess for reasonableness; identify and report on significant variances.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly reporting for cost categories as assigned.
  • Validate physical plant inventories against SAP weekly.
  • Enter requisitions, receive material and manage LIV, GRIR, and Open POs.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll files.
  • Track employee attendance, personal and vacation time used and available.
  • Support front desk as needed, including switchboard operator, greeting visitors, and distributing mail.
  • Organize electronic and physical files
  • Assist in weekly and monthly departmental and plant reporting.
  • Support department heads within operations financial information.
  • Support Glanbia values of The Customers’ Champion, Performance Matters, Find a Better Way, Winning Together, and Showing Respect.


Additional Functions

  • Participates in special projects/ action teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Requires an Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of one year related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routing database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example of sharing of knowledge/skill.


Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves, standing and walking, talking or listening, and sitting.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive//technical nature.
  • Should be able to see clearly at 20 inches or closer and at 20 feet or more.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment and light traffic).


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel limited within the local area.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


Nearest Major Market: Twin Falls