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Sr. Staff Accountant (Grower Accounting)
US-CA-Salinas - 93962
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On behalf of our client, an innovative and respected grower/shipper/packer, we are seeking candidates and accepting resumes for immediate consideration for the position of Sr. Staff Accountant at its Salinas, CA location. The person in this role will be responsible for assisting with accounting functions within the Production, Harvesting and Cooling/Shipping Departments under supervision from the Controller. This is a full-time position offering a competitive compensation package. Direct hire!

Responsibilities to include but are not limited to the following:

Track the maintenance of inventory for seed, carton and packing supplies, fertilizer and chemicals
Assist in the analysis of material efficiencies, inventory control and purchasing
Assist in the development of the item costing system
Review and analyze cost accumulation of ranch and blocks and indirect cost centers
Assist in the monthly general ledger closings related to inventory, commodity cost allocations, growing cost accruals, indirect allocations and ranch/block terminations
Assist in the analysis of commodity financial reporting and being prepared to support any material variations

Grower Accounting support including:

Maintenance of grower contract management system
Accurate calculation of net returns, etc. with proper documentation
Ensure prompt payment of contract payments
Ensure accurate annual reconciliation and analysis of grower deals
Develop and maintain rigorous documentation standards to ensure ongoing knowledge and transfer of knowledge of all business critical operations applications and processes
Maintain an open flow of related communication with both operations and accounting
Responsible for keeping the Controller abreast of all operations accounting functions
Participate in special projects as needed

Ideal candidate will have the following qualifications (a combination of same may be considered):

Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Accounting preferred but not a requirement.
3-4 years practical experience with a strong knowledge of cost accounting practices
Excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
Solid problem solving skills with a methodical approach
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus.
Day to day activities require the use of initiative and judgment, particularly when prioritizing work or working with multiple deadlines.
Solid general accounting practices
Four to five years practical experience with a strong knowledge of inventory and cost accounting practices
Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computers, photocopier, fax machines and appropriate software such as FAMOUS, Windows, MS Word and Excel

AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is a talent acquisition firm 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 Craigslist link 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 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.

Robyn DaRosa
AGFORCE, A ProFormance Talent Group Co
770 E. Romie Lane, Suite B
Salinas, CA 93901
Fax: 831/417-2796
Phone: 831/758-HIRE [4473]

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