CONTROLLER

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AGFORCE Search | Confidential Client Company
Published
May 7, 2022
Location
Salinas, California
Category
Job Type

Description

THE COMPANY

An innovative grower of fresh vegetables, the Company has grown substantially over the past several years. They meet their customers’ expectations for outstanding service by being easy to do business with and consistently performing. They pride themselves on maintaining a family-oriented culture where every employee is treated with respect, listened to and encouraged to give their best every day.

Due to the retirement of a long-time employee, this well-respected company is accepting resumes for immediate consideration for the role of Controller. This position reports to the CFO and works closely with an experienced team of accounting professionals. This individual will be responsible for managing staff and processes.

This position will be located in Salinas, CA and will require minimal travel during the winter growing season. This is the perfect time to join a great team and work with some of the best customers and people in the industry. This company thoughtfully hires to enhance their team with talented individuals capable of developing, performing and maintaining successful processes. They offer a competitive compensation package and a friendly work environment to work each day. This is an excellent opportunity for an accounting professional looking to take the next step in their career.

THE ROLE

The Financial Controller will undertake all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, and analysis, as well as development and oversight of internal control policies and procedures. This includes overseeing and performing the month-end Consolidated Financial Close to include: journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, analysis, intercompany reconciliation and reporting. In addition, this key member of the team will work closely with leadership to identify opportunities and develop strategies, understand internal business operations, and make decisions on process development and implementation to increase efficiencies and create cost savings.

Requires thorough knowledge of GAAP, advanced proficiency with Excel and knowledge of accounting systems (knowledge of Famous software highly desired).  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Agriculture industry experience. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

Financial Accounting: Manage financial accounting processes and reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual close, to ensure proper recognition of revenue, costs, assets and liabilities in accordance with US GAAP and local regulatory requirements. Consistently enhance controls and business solutions designed to mitigate financial risk, including, Consolidation of Entities, Profit Center reporting by Business operations, Monthly Financial statement reporting and analysis and Budget vs. Actual & Forecasts

Continuous Process Improvement: Development of processes to improve business efficiencies and improvement of existing processes. Creating SOPs to document and provide guidance for new processes and improvement of existing processes. Evaluate and develop purchasing/tracking program for seed, packaging, pallets, other harvest/packing supplies, etc.

Budgeting and Forecasting: Manage the annual budget and strategic planning process and monthly financial statement projections, including budget vs. actual reports and make appropriate recommendations to management. Includes the preparation of appropriate analysis to support the development of financial guidelines as well as the development and implementation of financial planning schedules and procedures at all levels of the Company.

Management reporting: Manage and develop financial models and tools to measure and facilitate decision making, including weekly financial dashboard, monthly performance metrics and weekly/monthly revenue and expense analysis and commentary.

Data Driven Analysis: Support management team with data-driven analysis. Ad-hoc business performance reporting and metrics. Analysis including insightful commentaries detailing issues, opportunities and action plans.

Capital Expenditures: Manage and Track Capital expenditures, including actual versus budget. Capital Expenditure Request approval and spending against estimates.

Risk Management: Develop and implement Crisis Management Plan and training in collaboration with Food Safety and Human resources, including facilitation of emergency response, business continuity, IT disaster recovery and product recall. Insurance renewals and administration

Manage employees: Supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and performance management. Maintain and promote positive employee relations in work environment.

Other Ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required

IDEAL CANDIDATE will have the ability to perform the above-noted responsibilities as well as have the following skills, training and experience (a combination of same may be considered):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and at least 7 years’ experience in accounting, financial analysis, reporting, budgeting/forecasting, and/or public accounting.
  • Expert in financial reporting and analysis including balance sheets, profit and loss, return on asset and investment, metrics and measurements, etc.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Famous or similar systems, report writing and business intelligence tools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced unstructured environment.
  • Must be able to maintain a valid CA Driver’s License with the ability to be insured under
  • company sponsored liability coverage. Some travel may be required.
  • Experience in farming, agriculture and/or fresh produce highly desired.

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AGFORCE Search, 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 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 submit your resume.  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.

 

AGFORCE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. All candidates are afforded equal opportunity with respect to consideration, employment offers, compensation, benefits, training, transfer, and promotion without discrimination.

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