Dole Packaged Foods

Accountant (Staff) I

Job Location US-CA-Atwater
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for timely and accurate collection and analysis of company financial information.    

Will make decisions utilizing independent judgment and discretion.


  • Assist in developing operating budgets
  • Participate in periodic physical inventories
  • Preparation of 571 reports (property tax returns)
  • Provide help tracking of Capital Projects expenditures
  • Provide help maintain fixed asset records
  • Prepare monthly management reports
  • Develop and perform account and cost variance analysis
  • Responsible for timely and accurate collection and analysis of company financial information
  • Prepare journal entries utilizing independent discretion and judgment to make decisions on correct account information.
  • Conduct General Ledger account analysis
  • Every period break down trial budget (review actual versus budgeted)
  • Every period reconciliation reporting
  • Other duties that are reasonable and associated with the above essential functions of the job. 

Breakdown of responsibilities:

  • 25% end period report analysis
  • 25% journal entry reporting
  • 25% farming reports and analysis
  • 15 % special project, miscellaneous and audits


  •  Accounting 4-year Bachelor degree
  • Computer – accounting software - SAP/ERP experience highly desirable Working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Communication skills (verbal and written). Must be able to communicate with all levels of management
  • Experience working under pressure to meet deadlines in busy environment
  • Requires ability to analyze situation and make independent decisions
  • Food or Manufacturing Industry experiences a plus.
  • Experience in Cost Accounting preferred.

Supervisory Duties:

  • None

Work Environment:

  • Office environment in an industrial plant with related noise and temperatures

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Requires climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting and other physical movements to perform job.


Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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