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Plant Accountant

Plant/Site:  JBS Cobram Plant
Req Id:  13763
Date Posted:  23 Mar 2024

JBS Australia’s Southern Division, headquartered in Melbourne, has the largest multi-species processing facility in Australia, processing beef, sheep, and goats. JBS Southern processing facilities have access to all major international markets, providing our livestock suppliers with a range of markets and brand opportunities.


About the role - Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The collection and recording of data for preparation of timely and accurate weekly/monthly results/reports
  • Manage queries from the plant regarding proper accounting for all aspects of plant operations
  • Be proactive in responding to variances between weekly and monthly results and between weekly forecast and weekly actual results
  • Rolling weekly/monthly forecasts on operating costs
  • Preparation of journals, general ledger reconciliations and month end reporting
  • Review and sign off of general ledger reconciliations in Blackline across all profit centres of Cobram Plant
  • Preparation of month end reports including analysis of operating costs
  • Analyse standard to actual cost variances particularly focussing on labour cost variance. Identify challenges and opportunities and recommend corrective actions as indicated by performance to meet cost performance targets.
  • Budget preparation and analysis ensuring review against current operating costs

About you:

  • CA or CPA qualified, or similar  
  • 5 years experience in accounting or finance roles
  • Previous Manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Experience with using Blackline / SAP (preferred)
  • Proven analytical, reporting, costing, budgeting and process improvement experience 
  • Be self motivated, able to work both autonomously and collaboratively 
  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Demonstrate innovation and seek improvements 
  • COVID Vaccination and willing to undergo Qfever Immunisation

Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private
  • Excellent Team Member discounts on our quality meat products and free onsite parking.

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