D.J. Stornetta Office 805-481-3200 Fax 805-481-3545 Produce Careers Inc. 122 Le Point Street Suite 202 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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The Corporate Controller provides financial leadership to the Company and approximately 50 of its affiliated entities. The Controller is responsible for the accounting, cash management and banking. In addition to the accounting/reporting function, the Controller partners with operations from a strategic and financial perspective to enhance the profitability and growth of the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Includes the following as well as other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.
Oversees the activities of the Corporate Accounting Department for accurate and timely financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, annual audits and annual budgets.
Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, projections and financial trends and makes presentations as required to the company’s Board of Directors.
Provides internal analysis and reporting to optimize both short-term and long-term financial objectives. This includes forecasting and analysis for future investments.
Provides timely and accurate financial statements for the company and 37 other related party entities.
Performs monthly P&L and balance sheet account analysis.
Leads effort with CPA firm for preparation and filing of tax returns for Company and affiliated entities. This will include providing direction on finalizing financial statements and distributing tax information to our financial partners.
Reviews and compiles all information required for the preparation of the company’s annual tax return and year end reviewed financial statement as well as related party tax returns.
Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all Federal, State and local agencies, payroll and other applicable taxes.
Ensures sales taxes are being accounted for properly. Performs and approves property tax submissions.
Cash Management and Banking
Oversees the activities of the accounts receivable department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components, including billings, cash receipts application and weekly funding reports.
Oversees the activities of the accounts payable department to ensure the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports and cash control. Will also have check signing authority.
Coordinates and directs preparation of the budget and financial forecasts for internal and bank relationship use.
Provides technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
Directs and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization and related party entities including supervision of the accounting staff.
Manages all aspects of crop income recognition, crop income distribution and crop inventory reconciliation.
Provides as financial liaison with financial leaders of affiliated entities. Responds to government surveys.
Ensures that the Company’s processes are delivering desired results. Leads audits with outside agencies.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business-related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience with the financial management of projects or related fields.
Experience in the accounting methods and practices pertaining to the agricultural and/or precooling industry. If no specific agricultural or precooling background, must have strong experience with project controlling and accounting.
Success working in a strategic financial planning capacity and partnering with operations. Strong working knowledge of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax and banking.
Proficiency in accounting software, preferably Famous.
Proficiency in data processing operations and exceptional ability in using Microsoft Excel.
Famous Software experience is preferred.
Experience with managing accounting groups and achieving stated goals and objectives. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.
Must possess excellent communication skills and relate to people at all levels of an organization.
Please contact Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com
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