Grower Accountant
Description

Position Summary:

The Grower Accountant will work in close partnership and collaboration across functional work groups by providing support and information sharing to ensure accurate and timely payment to growers. This role is responsible for specialized calculations, ledger postings and numerous accounting functions as they relate to grower accounting and the settlement process, as well as perform routine and non-routine grower accounting activities. Explain how the role supports our values of Excellence, Accountability, Transparency and Stewardship (EATS).  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiates pay runs for all grower payments such as drenching, advances, progress payments and final grower payments.
  • Assists with the processes and preparation of accurate operational financial information for grower clients within predetermined deadlines.
  • Prepares account sales report to track inventory movement as requested by the sales team.
  • Prepares grower settlements in a timely manner, following established policy and procedures, including research of costs and sale related issues.
  • Provides operational accounting support to internal departments, customers and grower clients relating to produce business units. Investigates and resolves related problems in a timely manner.
  • Provides support to the operations team as needed.
  • Works closely with sales and collection team with open orders affecting settlements.
  • Prepares and reports weekly/monthly assessment reports on a timely manner.
  • Performs monthly general ledger reconciliation for grower accounts.
  • Assists with month-end journal entries for financials preparation.
  • Assures all auto charges are updated each season.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily, including all important aspects of the job- whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually; and any duty that occurs at irregular intervals. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working knowledge of GAAP and company accounting policies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail and self-review
  • Ability to prioritize duties and manage time appropriately to meet deadlines
  • Professional integrity and forthcoming with ideas, issues, and concerns
  • Strong contributor and ability to work as a team and focus on department goals and results

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or commensurate experience
  • 2+ years of experience in accounting, preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Famous software experience, preferred
Salary Description
Starting at $75,000