Pure Prairie Farms

Pure Prairie Farms is currently seeking a talented Controller for our Charles City, IA location.


Pure Prairie Farms is a chicken producer offering a variety of premium quality chicken. We focus on animal welfare and our chickens never have antibiotics, are air chilled with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Our management team consists of highly experienced poultry industry leaders that bring both bench strength and a wealth of experience to our organization.


We empower our people and drive outstanding performance at every level. You will be supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collaborative spirit drives our success.


The Controller is responsible for the financial planning, analysis and reporting functions of Pure Prairie Farms. This individual will manage the plant accounting staff performing the local accounting functions including production accounting and payroll. This role will also handle the preparation of the cash position estimates, set policies, establish guidelines, and lead the balance sheet budgeting process. A strong understanding of and collaboration with plant operations on continuous improvements activities to improve the total cost of operations will be a part of this role as well.


Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Direct activities in maintaining the financial accounting and payroll systems, both formal and informal including administration of the payroll and timekeeping processes and development and maintenance of appropriate internal accounting controls in the safeguarding of the corporation's assets.
  • Provide direction to management with regular internal and external financial reporting and forecasting efforts.
  • Maintain and develop business relationships will leadership across all departments.
  • Provide credible, accurate, thorough and depth of financial analysis in support of plant operations.
  • Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
  • Oversee tax filings to ensure compliance with local, state and federal government requirements
  • Analyze financial statements and compile reports to assist management in making financial decisions
  • Analyze financial statements and compile reports to assist management in making financial decisions
  • Supervising accounting department team


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CMA, MBA and/or CPA would be a plus Finance and/or Cost Accounting experience; preferably in the food industry.
  • 6+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of standard cost and variance reporting.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of GAAP, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger Accounting, Payroll.
  • Understand the dynamics of procurement, production and finished good delivery, the interdependencies of these activities and how they impact profitability.
  • Requires knowledge of cost accounting practices and theories.
  • Strong leadership skills of team members; critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong PC skills (SAP, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).


Pure Prairie Farms team members enjoy highly competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick time
  • Flexible Spending Account


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Pure Prairie Farms is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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Job ID: 83566

Posted 28 days ago

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