Staff Accountant

Job Description

Company: Newport Meat Pacific Northwest
Location: US-OR-Portland
Zip Code: 97230
Minimum Level of Education: Associate's degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: 0


More information about this job:



Briefly describe the major function of this position and the reason it exists.  Summarize into two or three sentences.

This position is responsible for creating, reviewing, and ensuring the quality control of financial statement reports, analysis and systems.  This role records and reviews transactions and the maintenance of the general ledger accounts.  Responsible for performing and supporting the daily accounting activities as well as supporting activities in all other departments in an operating company. Supports the Finance Manager.


In order of importance (most to least), briefly describe 4-6 primary responsibilities of the position, and approximate the percentage of time spent on each. 


% of Time

Primary Responsibility



Prepares and/or reviews accounting entries to record recurring and special transactions relating to the revenue, costs and expenses for each functional area of the organization.



Assists in developing reports used by management in strategic planning and updates these reports as new data becomes available




Performs monthly reconciliations of the balance sheet accounts and maintains complete and accurate documentation of the reconciliations in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Sysco Financial Accounting Methods Manual.



Proactively reviews related Sysco accounting policies, procedures and systems for efficiency and effectiveness on an ongoing basis and recommends updates and improvements in company practices.  Assists in implementation of all improvements identified.



Assists financial leaders with the compilation and updates to the annual operating plan and monthly forecasts.



Compiles and maintains all documentation required by regulatory agencies for mandatory reporting purposes.


List the minimum required levels of Education, Experience, and Special Skills needed to perform the responsibilities of the position.



Minimum Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

Associates Degree Required


Years and type of experience

Minimum Required:

3 Years accounting experience required



Type and proficiency

Minimum Required:

  • Proficient computer skills with emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Proficient in Cost/Production accounting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to analyze data and draw logical conclusions and recommendations from the data



Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Newport Meat Pacific Northwest is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time