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JBS USA ACCOUNTANT in Lafayette, Colorado

At Planterra Foods, we believe our planet is filled with delicious ideas. Leveraging the resources of our investor, JBS USA Food Company, we aspire to change the future of protein by giving people more flavorful, plant-based choices. Our goal is to delight people from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters by giving them more delicious plant-based protein choices, like our first brand OZO™.

We are building our team and looking for an experienced Accountant based at our office in Lafayette, CO who will help us create the best plant-based protein company in the world.

The Accountant reports to the Head of Accounting and Finance of the Planterra business unit. There is close interaction with Operations, Marketing and Sales as well as other business units within the organization. The desired candidate must have strong analytical skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. This role is responsible for a variety of high-visibility and high-impact reports and is a great opportunity for the right person to launch a long-term career with Planterra.


  • Responsible for preparing P&L forecasts, estimates and actual results

  • Preparation of comparison P&L’s for reporting accuracy of forecasts and estimates versus the final weekly and monthly results

  • Budget versus actual results comparisons and analysis

  • Manage customer rebate, accrual and brokerage agreements including initiating new contracts, renewal of existing contracts, calculation of monthly accruals and subsequent payouts

  • Coordinate the valuation of inventory in compliance with internal control policies

  • Month-end close processes completed in compliance with internal control policies

  • General ledger reporting, analytics and other ad hoc research

  • Annual government surveys and other external reporting as needed

  • Various other ad hoc duties and projects as assigned and as workload allows

  • Coordination with internal and external auditors


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, Master’s degree preferred

  • 2+ years related experience

  • Strong analytical skills and proven attention to detail

  • Intermediate Excel skills required

  • Experience with SAP, SAP BPC, SAP Business Objects, and/or QlikView required

  • Previous Planterra/JBS/Pilgrim’s experience strongly preferred

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays

  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • Base salary range of $45,255 – $60,000

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.