Manager, Manufacturing Accounting - Onsite

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Accounting & Finance
Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

We are on the lookout for a hands-on Manager to lead our Operations Accounting crew! No ivory towers here! You’ll be the accounting and finance guru for our processing facility (Egg Central Station) in Springfield, MO, providing guidance to the plant management, and ensuring compliance with GAAP, SOX, and our company goals. If you love analyzing data, collaborating with individuals from every level, and improving financial performance, this could be the perfect gig for you!

We support flex-fit schedules, however, this position requires an active and enthusiastic presence primarily on-site and frequently out on the processing floor.

What You’ll Do:

  • Team up with ECS operations crew members and management; regularly participate in production meetings, inventory counts, month-end closing, troubleshooting issues related to receiving/shipping issues and documentation.
  • Monitoring equipment part inventory quantities to ensure appropriate valuation.
  • Assist with physical asset verification and disposals.
  • Support and mentor operations accountants to enable their career advancement and manage through our month-end closing processes
  • Work with our co-manufacturers and supply chain teams to ensure the proper recording and reporting of our inventory and costs
  • Keep our accounting and FP&A teams in the loop, providing regular updates and communicating any known issues and their financial impact.
  • Coordinate annual budget and forecasts for the plant, working closely with leadership to develop and monitor performance
  • Partner closely with operations to develop meaningful KPIs and dashboards; track progress on plant process/performance improvement goals.
  • Keep tabs on our physical inventory movements and quantities while improving the efficiency of our inventory management.
  • Take a proactive approach to apply LEAN concepts to our process workflows and collaborate on analyses to support data-driven decisions.
  • Take a deep-dive monthly into our expenses to ensure we’re getting the most bang for our buck, identify and clarify variances to forecast/budget, and ensure plant management has monthly updates on our performance.
  • Offer financial guidance and support to plant management when they need to make decisions about investments, cost reduction, and capacity planning.
  • Support audit activities to ensure the adequacy of our internal control environment and that no control deficiencies exist.
  • Support the General Ledger accounting team when needed throughout the month and during our month closing process.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Leveling for this role will be as follows:
    • Senior Manager, Operations Accounting - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university within a relevant field such as Accounting, Finance or Business; Master's degree preferred, 5+ years of experience in leading a team, and 3-5 years’ experience supporting operations/production/manufacturing
    • Manager, Operations Accounting - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university within a relevant field such as Accounting, Finance or Business; 3+ years of experience in leading a team, and 1-3 years’ experience supporting operations/production/manufacturing
  • You’ve been around the block in the manufacturing world. RCA, VSM, and KPI are your favorite 3 letter acronyms, and you’re happy to jump in on a 5S whenever you can.
  • Attention to detail? Yep, you’ve got that covered.
  • You're a pro when it comes to operational accounting, inventory costing, financial analysis, plant performance metrics, and prior experience working with co-manufacturing partners would be awesome!
  • Excellent capabilities in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and Oracle Netsuite is a major plus.
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • Companywide bonus program.
  • Generous retirement contributions.
  • Free eggs, butter, and ghee, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG.
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .