Accounting Management Development Associate

Nestle Purina
Clinton, Iowa, United States
Competitive salary
24 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Job role
Accounting Management Development Associate

Job Description
Manufacturing is the core of our business-producing the products that pets love and people trust is no small feat. We've been around for a while, we've revolutionized and refined the process, but we continue to dare ourselves to ask, "What's next?".

Joining Nestlé Purina as an Accounting Management Development Associate at the entry-level means you're joining our factory family. This associate will play a key role in developing and maintaining the necessary accounting systems, procedures, controls, and audits. You'll train and become familiar with all areas of the inventory management controls department. This will include all facets of the production process, the Purina warehouse and shipping functions and accounting procedures and internal controls.

Why a leadership developmental role with us versus somewhere else? Taking the accounting path is a full-time position that's a fast track to management on the accounting side of the business. You're the future leader of our business!


  • Produce accurate and timely departmental training reports, complete with flow diagrams for the entire plant.
  • Train and develop a working knowledge of our Inventory Control computer systems to include input, internal controls report capabilities and analysis.
  • Participate in periodic inventories of raw materials and finished goods and assist with reconciliation of those inventories.
  • Perform month-end closing functions and analysis letters.
  • Participate in management meetings and conduct audits or compliance testing.
  • Assume all other duties as assigned by reporting officials.


  • Must be open to relocation to one or more of our 21 production facilities across the U.S.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, attained or expected by June 2021

Preferred: Prior co-op or practicum experience; manufacturing experience; student organization or other leadership experience

Note: This position does not provide sponsorship for employment status (e.g. H-1B visa status). You must have the legal right to work in the United States in order to qualify for one of these positions.


Crete, NE; Clinton, IA

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

Job: Accounting Management Development Associate

Primary Location: Clinton, IA US

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Career Area: Professional

Nestle Purina PetCare Company