Assistant Controller

/Assistant Controller
Duncan Family Farms
October 4, 2019
Buckeye, AZ
Job Type


At Duncan Family Farms, we believe our primary responsibility is to produce clean, healthy, life-giving food. We are also committed to making a strong contribution to an improved environment and to giving back to our community. Our vision is to be the best customer-centric organic grower by any standard. We value safety; we are passionate about excellence; we are committed to integrity; we care about our community, our people and our environment; we work together, never apart; and we respect and value all our relationships. Duncan Family Farms is based in Goodyear, Arizona, and has ranches in multiple states across the United States.

The Assistant Controller assists the Corporate Controller on all financial-related tasks like fixed assets, insurance, A/P, A/R, Treasury, and General Ledger. Additionally, other responsibilities include preparing periodic reports, review and reconcile financial data, and assist with financial and variance analyses. The Assistant Controller will be the designated back-up in all corporate accounting areas: A/R, A/P, Payroll, etc. as needed. The position will be headquartered in Buckeye, AZ and report to the Corporate Controller.


• Responsible to open and close periods in Famous ERP system
• Supervise the month-end process including updating the documentation
• Maintain fixed asset records and depreciation schedules
• Determine whether a new lease is designated as capital or operational
• Post monthly depreciation in Sage and Famous
• Initiate wires, ACH and approve payroll ACH
• Review the weekly A/R aging and prioritize customer collections
• Help A/P, A/R, and Payroll in resolving extraordinary issues
• Assist with annual internal and external audits
• Prepare timely and accurate reports and documentation supporting the yearly close process
• Assist in preparing all supporting documentation required for the annual tax return
• Prepare the unclaimed property report
• Assist in the budget preparation and forecast
• Work closely with the Corporate Controller to improve processes and perform tasks
• Be passionate in resolving complex accounting discrepancies as needed
• Assist in the preparation of ad-hoc analysis for different users
• Other duties as assigned

This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required, which would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including GAAP
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in accounting required and a minimum three (3) years in a position equivalent to a senior accountant or higher responsibilities
• Ability to analyze and reconcile financial data
• Advanced Microsoft Office user, especially with Excel
• Knowledge and experience of the farming industry preferred
• Good communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and presentation
• Possess high-level of organizational and time management skills
• Must demonstrate good judgment and mature business skills
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) preferred but not required

Duncan Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer

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