Senior Staff Accountant

West Liberty Foods


About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment!

We are currently hiring for:

Job Title                     Senior Staff Accountant 

Job Summary: The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for safeguarding the assets of the company and providing accurate financial information. The Senior Staff Accountant will do this by preforming internal audits, managing the external financial audit, maintain daily cash reconciliation, maintain debt accounts, preparing work papers for tax preparation including related credits and deductions, responding to governmental surveys, making sure all licenses are kept current.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Internal Audit: Create and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), audit processes to make sure SOPs are being followed and updated as needed.
  • External Audit: Manage external audit from WLF side to ensure documents are complete and timely; maintain point of contact for auditor questions; prepare audit reports; and answer audit requests from vendors/customers for audits.
  • Prepare/gather documents for tax preparation and related credits and deductions, including but not limited to R&D Credit, UNICAP, WOTC.
  • Treasury / debt maintenance - maintain daily cash spreadsheet, maintain debt accounts.
  • Government surveys.
  • Manage all business licenses.
  • Drive continually improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and cost,
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations.
  • Partner with all departments of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • 3+ years of experience in public accounting in tax and auditing preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of general database structure.
  • Knowledge of IRS rules, regulations related to partnership and cooperatives.
  • Computer experience is required.
  • Knowledge of UltiPro or another timekeeping system a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as necessary.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online on our career site at

Job Benefits:


  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Bereavement Leave Pay
  • Team Member Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Team Member Market Discount


  • Medical & Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance *
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan *
  • Wellness for Life Program *
  • Educational Assistance Program *
  • Kemper Supplemental Benefits

* Additional waiting periods and/or enrollment seasons may apply.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at our career site:


Job ID: 72726

Posted 7 days ago

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