Tyson Foods Sr Accountant in Springdale, Arkansas


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Job Description:

SUMMARY: As a part of Corporate Accounting, this position is responsible for maintaining various elements of the Internal Control Environment for the Company, and ensuring all risks (both key and non-key) are appropriately mitigated. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: developing, organizing, planning, and maintaining global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) documentation for various processes and ensuring an adequate internal control environment exists and is operating effectively and efficiently to mitigate the risk of financial misstatement. This includes identifying and assessing business and operational risks on a continuous basis and identifying internal controls to mitigate identified risks, proactively identifying changes in the Company's organization or strategy (acquisitions, divestitures, etc.) and effectively communicating recommendations as to the impact these changes would have on ICFR, control-self assessment process, sub-certification process and related software/tools. The team member may also be responsible for understanding, maintaining and developing IT controls that support the SOX documentation. Additionally, this role will be involved in the effort to implement all necessary changes to the control environment and related documentation as they are deemed necessary. The team member will need to be able to proactively develop and communicate intelligent, viable, scalable solutions when controls are deemed deficient, inefficient or ineffective in addressing risks, execute oversight and support in designing, planning, and administering global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control self- assessment process as well as quarterly certification process, and facilitate education on the Company's global SOX procedures, including the control-self assessment and sub-certification processes and related software/tools, to all business units and applicable team members. This position will be recognized as a subject matter expert on controls, SOX, and ICFR (including keeping current and up to speed with new changes or proposed PCAOB, COSO or other related regulatory changes), as well as segregation of duties (SOD) issues and their impact on ICFR. This position will also be responsible for other supplementary activities that support management's ability to assert on the effectiveness of the control environment; coordinating with Auditing Services and external audit firm to enhance efforts across groups to ensure compliance with SOX regulations and reporting requirements; monitoring segregation of duties (SOD) conflicts within the general ledger system and across all other SOX relevant applications; evaluating IT service requests for potential ICFR implications; and other duties and ad-hoc requests as deemed necessary.


Education: Bachelor's degree in an academic field directly related and essential to this job (Business, Accounting or Finance degree preferred). Master's degree is a plus.

Experience: 3+ years of related experience preferred.

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of SAP and strong computer skills including Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Power BI, etc.).

Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Special Skills: Certified Public Accountant, eligible to sit for CPA exam, and/or Certified Internal Auditor preferred, but not required.

Supervisory: N/A

Travel: N/A

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Sr Accountant







Job Function:

Accounting / Finance / Tax

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Full Time

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Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.