Accounts Receivable Clerk

Smithfield Foods

Job Locations

US-IA-Des Moines

Your Opportunity

The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company’s state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax.

The Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for the accounts receivable process. A solid understanding of how the accounts receivable process impacts financial statements is needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Posts cash to client accounts.
  • Processes credit/debit memos as necessary.
  • Contacts clients and/or sales personnel when necessary to follow-up on past due balances.
  • Processes inter-company sales and directs shipments.
  • Maintains files of daily cash receipts.
  • Responds to customer service and sales personnel inquiries.
  • Maintains Month-end binders.
  • Performs various month-end reconciliations.
  • Produces various month-end schedules/reports.
  • Assists Accounting Manager as backup to A/P Clerk.
  • Assists in other various projects as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), required.
  • 2+ years of experience in an Accounting, Accounts Receivable and/or Administrative/Clerical role, preferred.
  • Prior experience in a corporate Accounts Receivable department, prefered.
  • Experience using SAP and Esker, a plus.
  • Exceptional computer skills required (Microsoft Office including Excel & Word).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, prioritize, and achieve effective time management.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.