Inventory Accountant

Location: New Orleans, United States

The Role

We are looking for an Inventory Accountant to join our accounts department in New Orleans.  Working as part of a growing business unit you will have experience of coordinating, process and report all related financial information.  You will be able to record, analyze, verify, and maintain inventory data and other accounting operations including the month-end close process, account reconciliations, and special projects for Westway Feed Products LLC.

  •  Review sales and inventory reports for accuracy and variances.
  •  Prepare monthly journal entries related to cost of sales, inbound/outbound freight, purchase orders and other related accruals & prepays.
  •  Reconcile and review inventory related and other assigned general ledger accounts.
  •  Review accounts receivable sub-ledgers and compare to general ledger monthly.
  •  Manage and process rail freight and rail lease invoices and review/reconcile related general ledger accounts.
  •  Process assigned intercompany recharges and billings.
  •  Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual feed inspection fee returns.
  •  Analyze general ledger to sub-ledger modules make adjustments accordingly.
  •  Perform mid-year and year-end inventory audit. Work with auditors and provide them with financial data.
  •  Provide administrative support to management, operational staff, and administrative personnel.
  •  Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.   Review, investigate, and report errors and inconsistencies in inventory/financial entries and similar documents.
  •  Take the initiative to identify problems, use judgment to find appropriate solutions and follow through on resolving issues in a timely manner. Support team efforts, actively work to generate respect and enthusiasm, cooperate with others, and actively learn from other team members.
  •  Interact and communicate with customers, vendors, and co-workers in a professional and appropriate manner and respond to and give feedback in a respectful and positive manner.

Skills & Qualifications

      Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related area

     Two years of accounting or inventory experience.

 Knowledge of accounting principles and ability to accurately apply and use financial and accounting concepts.

 Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, financial reports and legal documents.

 Ability to effectively present information, communicate with, and respond to questions and complaints from co- workers, management, customers, and the general public.

 Ability to interact with others in a professional and appropriate manner and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.

 Proficient with computers and applicable software (Excel, Word, Oracle or similar accounting software).

 Ability to solve problems and ability to interpret instructions, policies and data.

 Ability to perform work with considerable independence under the general direction of supervisor.

 Capable of reporting to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position and willingness to perform duties as necessary. 



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