Job Information


Job Title: Plant Financial Analyst

Location: Ottumwa, IA

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Swift Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Scope of Position:

The plant financial analyst position functions as a business support person to the plant and financial management team. The role will be instrumental in bringing analytical analyses to leadership team to enable decisions that directly impact business performance and outcomes. The position supports month-end close and special projects as requested, and works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results as well as educate/inform department(s) on cost divers and variances. This position will provide accounting support through review and validation of material transactions and processes to increase the accuracy of our financial statements. This position provides the candidate with opportunities to identify, lead, and drive process improvements, while working in a team environment and interact with multiple functions across the organization.


  • Work to implement and apply cost accounting policies and procedures.

  • Support Plant Controller’s efforts for implementing and maintaining internal controls.

  • Analyze financial performance and create action plans for unfavorable gaps.

  • Prepare and process assigned daily/monthly journal entries.

  • Establish processes to reduce production costs.

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators

  • Support the local plant budgeting process of the fixed and variable expenses.

  • Prepares, reports actual vs. budget results on monthly and quarterly presentations.

  • Maintains the packaging standards costing files and tracks daily performances of packaging to earned standards.

The above list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required

  • 3+ years of directly related experience required

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to details

  • Very strong in Excel and Power Point

  • SAP experience is a + Excellent problem solving skills

  • Action oriented with ability to multi-task

  • Team player with a positive, can do attitude and agility to multiple work streams


0% – 5%. Travel is possible, but rare.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment:

This role is based in a processing facility and individuals in this role are expected to spend time on the plant floor. While at the facility, employee will be subject to extreme temperatures, humid/wet environments and other hazards common to a food manufacturing facility

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background check for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan. Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.