Norfolk, Nebraska

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

Location Description

Michael Foods, Inc. located in Norfolk, Nebraska is located northwest of Omaha know for their manufacturing, farming (both livestock and grain), education, retailing, and wholesaling. Well-knows as the home of Johnny Carson. Our location produces powdered and dehydrated meat and poultry products, for use in products such as seasonings, soups, and instant meals.


The Cost Accountant is responsible for the preparation and analysis of accounting reports related to manufacturing processing, including liquid reconciliation, shrink, production efficiencies and downtime. Support plant controller and plant management in driving a culture of safety by participating on one of the elements in the plant safety program.



  • Responsible for weekly operational reporting related to manufacturing processing at the Norfolk facility.
  • Accumulate and review daily production documents and enter production statistics into files for additional reporting.
  • Responsible for monitoring inventories (chemicals, raw materials, work in process, rework, and finished goods) to ensure their accuracy. Activities include: physical count updates in SAP, periodic cycle counts, and research of material count variances, reconciliations and applicable shrink reporting.
  • Responsible for material setup, of new or existing items. Monitor updates to existing products and materials as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining and preparing standard cost estimates.
  • Responsible for assisting in the month-end accounting including the completion of journal entries as assigned.
  • Assist with the completion of annual budgets.
  • Assist in the development of new reports as requested to support plant operations.
  • Complete special projects or other duties as required.
  • Adhere to practices that ensure SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) compliance. To include, but not limited to, obtaining management approval of material order variances and coordinating raw material cycle counting utilizing A,B,C methodology.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Participation/lead in plant safety team.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years experience accounting or financial analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in all aspects of financial accounting, reporting and analysis
  • Aptitude for effective and efficient utilization of computer technologies including Excel and Access. SAP and data warehouse reporting applications preferred.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.

Norfolk, Nebraska

Michael Foods, Inc. is a multinational producer and distributor of food products in to the foodservice, retail, and food-ingredient marketplaces. Our products include specialty egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy products. We have several leading brands within our portfolio including Crystal Farms® (a leading brand of cheese, shell eggs and butter), Simply Potatoes® (the number one refrigerated potato brand); AllWhites® (the number one liquid egg white brand); and Better’N Eggs® (the second largest egg substitute brand) as well as Papetti’s® (the leading foodservice eggs brand).

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