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Company Confidential Client Company
Job Number 3316
Job Category Staff Accountant
Job Title Grower/Staff Accountant
Reports To
Job Location California Central Coast
Job Description On behalf of our client, an innovative management group in the fresh produce industry , we are accepting resumes for immediate consideration for the position of Staff Accountant (Grower Accounting). This client will be adding to their team and are interested in those who will be dependable, detail oriented, self-motivated and willing to drive continual process improvement to grower accounting efforts of the organization. Key responsibilities will be management of the grower accounting process from initial contract setup to day to day processing/reconciliation of grower proceeds/payables. Secondarily, under the direction of the CFO, have responsibilities as it pertains to balance sheet and income statement accounting and analytics.

Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to) the following:
Setup of all grower deals in system from contract number, terms, plantings, contract rates, etc.
Responsible for the daily reconciliation of receiving report to external grower document for product packed or shipped to warehouse
Ensure weekly pick and pack calculations are correct and paid to the growers based on the expected pay date
Reconcile the grower statements to the internal financials for accuracy on the grower proceeds/payables and if applicable, joint venture growing costs.
Reconcile Crop in Ground for all growers and commodities. Ensure the proper amortization of such costs to the P&L.
Work closely with the Operations group to improve operational and/or grower accounting processes.
Develop monthly management reports to identify profitability by commodity by grower by deal type for Senior Management

Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts and complete necessary journal entries with all supporting documentation
Team member in the review of income statement and research any out of the ordinary balances to insure accurate financial information is being reported
Assist in the year-end audit requirements and compile any required documentation or analysis to support company?s financial statements
Period end duties as assigned
Consistently review accounting procedures and suggest ideas to improve processes
Other duties as assigned.
Candidate Requirements Ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the above-stated responsibilities as well as possess the following skills, education and/or experience (a combination of same may be considered);

BS Degree in Finance and Accounting, AA in Accounting will be considered
Prior experience in agricultural accounting
Minimum 2-3 years cost accounting/financial analysis required
Full Cycle Month End Close
Grower accounting experience highly desirable
Experience in Famous software preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Excellent communication skills (verbally and written)
Highly organized and ability to meet tight deadlines with little or no supervision
Attention to detail with accuracy
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Bilingual in Spanish, a major plus
AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is authorized to source, prequalify and introduce candidates to its client for the above-noted full-time position. Interested parties should submit resumes in MS Word or text format (not PDF, please) to careers@projobs4u.com with position title listed in subject line. Please include anticipated compensation and/or salary history in body of e-mail. All inquiries are confidential and resumes will not be shared without candidate's permission. We thank you in advance for your consideration. Please note that only those candidates with qualifying skills will be contacted. If this opportunity sounds of interest but perhaps is not quite right for you, please go ahead and e-mail your resume confidentially or fax to 831.417.2796. We always have new openings and will keep your resume on file for any that might be a good match for you in the future.
Contact Information
Contact Person AGFORCE Recruiter  
Contact Phone 1 831-758-4473  
Contact Phone 2  
Contact Fax  
Contact Email careers@projobs4u.com  
Source  Proformance Talent Group