Pinnacle Foods

  • Staff Accountant

    Location US-PA-Berlin
    Job ID
  • Overview

    We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


    At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.


    Snyder of Berlin® has been producing fresh and tasty snacks in the little farm town of Berlin, Pennsylvania since 1947. 



    The Staff Accountant is responsible for processing accounts receivable, supporting the sales team to ensure smooth route sales operations, running reports to identify issues, troubleshooting and resolving issues with routes, and confirming that routes are settled. This position may require working weekends and variable hours. 

    1. Settle all assigned Independent Operator, I/O, routes; process payments, resolve issues with unsettled routes, report balances weekly, make collection calls as necessary; document and report weekly.
    2. Run reports and verify that there are no issues with route statements in a timely manner.
    3. Organize and file daily route paperwork.
    4. Process recurring charges.
    5. Print and e-mail or mail distributor statements.
    6. Assist the Cost Accountant and Direct Store Delivery, DSD, Accounting/Credit Manager with preparing and maintaining:
      • The bill of materials and contribution margins for all proposed new products.
      • The standard costing information and files with all costs being updated at the start of the fiscal year.
      • Analysis reports on plant labor, raw material yields, and cost per pound of manufacturing.
      • Variance reports to standards.
      • Monthly income statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.
      • Account reconciliations and establish monthly accrual balances for assigned general ledger accounts.
    7. Assist in preparation of analysis reports on special projects as directed by the Senior Finance Manager.
    8. Assist in the preparation of budget and forecasting activities.
    9. Support the Senior Finance Manager with special projects and workflow process improvements
    10. Work with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.
    11. Respond to inquiries for the Senior Finance Manager other finance managers and company mangers regarding financial results and special reporting results.
    12. Adhere to all policies, guidelines, and procedures, such as GMP, HACCP, and work and safety rules.
    13. Perform other duties as required.




    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


    • 3+ years of related experience; standard cost experience preferred.
    • High level of analytical and technical skills; hand held computer experience a plus.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
    • Solid systems understanding and ability to identify improvement opportunities.
    • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and resourceful.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with all levels of employees
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent project management and prioritization skills.
    • Strong bias for action and drive for continuous improvement--able to identify improvement opportunities and use innovative approaches to resolve problems.
    • Dedication to achievement of results.
    • High level of integrity with ability to maintain confidential information.
    • Valid driver’s license


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting



    10% -- Travel to other divisions to meet with Independent Operators may be necessary on occasion.

    We Value Veterans - Snyder of Berlin and Pinnacle Foods regard military service as valuable life experience and are committed to hiring veterans; therefore, we count military service as equivalent experience for our route sales roles. 

    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.


    About Snyder of Berlin®: The Snyder family chip business began in 1920 in the home kitchen of Edward Snyder II and his wife, Eda, in a small town in Pennsylvania, using a recipe based on a snack that Edward had seen at a hotel in upstate New York.   As the popularity of their chips grew, they began to expand toward Pittsburgh. Potato buyers and farmers in the Laurel Highlands got together with the Snyder family and determined it made sense to build a self-sustaining chip factory amid their fields where the potatoes were being grown. For more information and to see the full line of Snyder of Berlin® products, visit



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