Cargill Plant A&F Analyst (Accounting and Finance) in Blair, Nebraska

Plant A&F Analyst (Accounting and Finance)

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

The Plant A&F Analyst is a member of Cargill’s North America finance team. This position is part of an enterprise-wide team that is accountable for balancing fiduciary responsibility and business partnering while actively promoting the creation of value within a strong framework of controls in the Accounting and Finance group. This experienced role focuses on plant operations accounting processes and controls for 1-2 plant sites and will be located at the Blair, NE hub location. The role requires comprehensive knowledge of plant manufacturing processes in order to execute on activities including accounting processes and procedures, compliance and financial risk management; customer/client interaction and business partnership; continuous improvement, and analysis and reporting. This role will also be involved in monthly IBP forecasting and the annual budget process for the applicable plant(s) responsible for.

Principal accountabilities:

  • 60% Execute accounting processes including month end close entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, chemical reporting, and management reporting. Participate in cost discussions with plant operations teams. Involvement in preparation of the annual budget for the plant including headcount, plant costs, production, allocations, etc. Collaborate with peers to identify areas of improvement. Monitors and/or performs internal controls in assigned areas.

  • 25% Partner with local plant operations personnel and management and financial reporting accountants to provide accurate data, detailed analysis, and to help drive cost saving opportunities within the plant. Collaborates with more senior members of team to review results.

  • 15% Perform other projects, tasks and responsibilities as requested and assigned (Continuous Improvement initiatives, commitment preparation, Cargill Business Services (CBS)-Finance migration, Integrated Business Planning forecasts, SAP implementation.).

There are multiple openings for this position. The preferred location for the roles is Blair, Nebraska however consideration may be given to locating one of the positions in Dayton, Ohio.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum 2 years of accounting experience.

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Excel or other spreadsheet applications

Abilities/Success Factors

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, within multiple levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities/projects effectively.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal controls.

  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Experience with accounting systems including SAP and/or JDE.

  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-NE-Blair

Other Locations US-OH-Dayton, United States

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BLA01381