DUTIES – Responsible for managing the accounting functions within the Production, Harvesting and Cooling/Shipping Departments under supervision from the Vice President Operations Controller.  Day to day activities require the use of initiative and judgment, particularly when prioritizing work or working with multiple deadlines.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic general accounting practices
  • Strong knowledge of inventory and cost accounting practices
  • Auditing practices
  • Great Plains eEnterprise knowledge a plus 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of any staff accountant(s) and/or accounting clerk(s) assigned to Operations Accounting
  • Manage all aspects of the monthly general ledger closings related to inventory, commodity cost allocations, growing cost accruals, indirect allocations and ranch/block terminations
  • Manage the maintenance of inventory for seed, carton and packing supplies, fertilizer and chemicals
  • Oversee the management systems supporting Grower Accounting including:
    • Ensuring accurate annual reconciliation and analysis of grower deals
    • Ensuring prompt payment of contract payments
    • Accurate calculation of net returns, etc. with proper documentation
    • Maintenance of grower contract management system
  • Review processes and develop plans for improvement where needed
  • Administrative support for Harvesting and Production Departments
  • Oversee the coding and input for inventory invoices into the A/P module
  • Analysis of material efficiencies, inventory control and purchasing
  • Responsible for maintenance of the costing system
  • Responsible for the continued development of the item costing system
  • Analysis of commodity financial reporting and being prepared to support any material variations
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining the annual calculation of the indirect allocations for the Harvesting, Production and Cooling/Shipping Departments
  • Develop and maintain rigorous documentation standards to ensure ongoing knowledge and transfer of knowledge of all business-critical operations applications and processes
  • Maintaining an open flow of related communication with both operations and accounting
  • Responsible for keeping the Vice President Operations Controller abreast of all operations accounting functions
  • Participate in special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • 5 years practical experience with a strong knowledge of inventory and cost accounting practices
  • Minimum of 40 hours a work week
  • Excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
  • Solid problem-solving skills with a methodical approach
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Valid drivers license and clean record