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Mgr Finance I (Birmingham) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Accounting/Finance  
Location Birmingham, AL Plant  
Req Number ACC-17-00023  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Manage and direct financial functions of production facility including the annual financial plan, general accounting, manufacturing systems, capital plan and costing. Finance Manager is also responsibile for the plants adhearance to Company policies and GAAP. Position will provide ongoing reporting and analysis to local Management staff in support of the company profit and growth objectives. Responsible for financial functions and reporting of the manufacting facility. This includes G/L, AP/AR, Payroll, Inventory, and support department interfaces with IT. Prepare metrics and monthly forecast of plant performance Communicate with HQ and local management staff and implement corrective action where needed. Facilitate monthly closings to meet established closing schedule and provide financial notes that analyze variances and forecast accuracy. Manage finance staff to provide accurate and timely financial data. Facilitate the personal growth of accounting staff and provide atmosphere that facilitates a performance culture and promotes job satisfaction. Ensure cross training and backup procedures are in place. Responsible for preparing annual operating plan and budgets to meet company goals. Establish system costs for packaging facility and adjust through the year as needed. Audit local procedures to insure all programs follow company policies. Offer feedback and direction to HQ departments on system or policy improvements required to insure effective results. Work with local management staff and HQ as Ventura Foods, LLC implements JDE software in the plants. Facilitate the process and ensure local personnel is getting training and support needed for a smooth transition.

Position Requirements

Bachelors degree in Business with Accounting or Finance major, or equivalent experience. Minimum 8 to 10 years experience as a Controller or Accountant in a manufacturing environment. Extensive understanding of accounting and financial processes in a process manufacturing environment. Strong analytical capability and problem solving skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization. Strong capability with Excel spreadsheets and familiarity with other computer systems is a key requirement. Good leadership and interpersonal skills are essential. Must exercise good business judgment and ethical behavior in approaching problem solving, management decisions and recommendations. Responsible for all financial support and reporting functions at the plant.. Works closely with department managers providing oversight over internal controls and financial transactions. Provide the local management team with analysis of financial results and recommendations for improvements.

Travel                                                                                 as needed

Prolonged Sitting                                                             65%

Prolonged Standing/Walking                                        10%

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing)         55%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal)            55%


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