Staff Accountant

  • Livingston, CA 95334, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

Analyze appropriate general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledgers and prepare/file related tax compliance associated with 1) Real and Personal Property Tax and 2) various miscellaneous tax filings including gross receipts and fuel taxes. Respond to related taxing authority audits. Assist with real and personal property tax appeals. Support income tax filings.  Research tax issues as necessary. Participate in department initiatives and special projects as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Property Tax Compliance—Use PTMS software to import data files with SAP fixed asset records. Make decisions on most accurate way to map and render assets. Reconcile to current and prior years renditions and classify appropriately. Verify accuracy of disposed assets treatment and review for exempt assets. Gather and prepare imports for Supply Inventory to be reported. Complete relevant tax filings.

Taxing Authority Audits and Appeals – Assist and support managers on taxing authority audits and appeals.  Retrieve documents, prepare support schedules and other supporting documentation requested by taxing authority auditors.  Assist with analysis of assessed values for potential audit adjustments and/or appeals.

Analyze property tax bills (including supplementals and escapes) to verify validity and accuracy. Prepare uploads to A/P for payment of tax bills. Assist with internal budgeting of property tax payments.

Assist in analyzing and forecasting tax depreciation. Preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual fuel tax, gross receipts tax and miscellaneous tax returns

Other - Participation with system and process initiatives, and ad hoc projects as assigned by the Manager


Minimum requirements:

BS in Accounting or Business Administration with accounting emphasis

One-three years of Accounting/Financial analysis experience, preferably in tax including CPA firm.

Strong accounting skills and sound understanding of financial statements

Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP, Lacerte)

Ability and willingness to learn new computer software and systems.

Excellent verbal, written, analytical & communication skills.

Must be able to work independently and have a high degree of organization and prioritization skills.

Preferred Requirements:

CPA preferred

One-two years public accounting experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must have reliable transportation.

Must be able to have consistent attendance.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

Must be able to work on the computer for long periods of time



Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.