Careers At Borden Dairy
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Founded in 1857, Borden is a dairy processor operating 13 facilities in the Midwest, Southern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Borden is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and employs approximately 3,000 people.  The Company provides milk products to customers in the grocery, mass market, club, food service, hospitality, school and convenience store channels.


Sr. Accountant

Department: Accounting
Location: Dallas, TX

Position Summary:
The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing G/L accounts, preparing journal entries, monthly account analysis and reconciliation, in addition to supporting the business with reporting and analysis needs.  

 

Role Responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for the the full-cycle accounting efforts and period close for various of Borden’s Business Units
  •  Reconcile general ledger accounts and be able to communicate and “tell the story” of the balance on the account in a “non-accounting” manner.
  •  Prepare journal entries and analyze cost center line item details for accuracy and reasonableness. Understand what makes up the numbers, not only execute transactions.
  •  Communicate and document cost center variances (Actual v. Plan / Forecast) and work with Business Unit’s to assist them in understanding and resolving variances
  •  Partner with Senior Finance Managers to analyze BU monthly results and assist with forecast as needed
  •  Streamline and automate monthly close transactions as well as non-close activities
  •  Participate and provide ideas in team projects that focus on process improvement, eliminating non-value-added transactions, etc.
  •  Propose accounting policies and develop procedures that will provide structure and clear direction.
  •  Develop and prepare financial and managerial accounting information such as income statement trends, production reporting analysis, etc.
  •  Perform ad-hoc analysis and reporting requests. 

Skillsets:

  • A curious mind – the ability to look at data, ask questions, and come to an understanding when the data is not inherently intuitive
  • Detail-oriented and organized – but able to “pivot” and adapt to change quickly
  • Proficient with excel to be able to handle high volumes of data
  • Continuous improvement mindset – always focused on how we can improve current processes and tasks
  • Experience with process streamlining is highly preferred (especially any experience with automation using RPA)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task, handle stressful situations, and meet tight deadlines
  • Someone who wants to have fun on a high-performing team
  • Brings a great attitude, is eager to learn and grow – and who is collaborative, a self-starter, and career-minded
  • The ability to write, report and verbally communicate in a clear, respectful and concise manner that is understandable to a variety of audiences. Someone who is particularly able to understand technical accounting jargon and articulate those concepts to non-accounting business partners so they understand 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision – but who is also a great Team Player

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4+ years’ experience in similar role
  • CPA preferred, MBA is a plus
  • Cost accounting experience preferred

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