Hourly Rate (if applicable):
Engages in activities related to financial analysis reporting and managing Blue Diamond Growers' general ledger. Applies accounting principles through reconciliation of key general ledger accounts and preparation of journal entries. Partners closely with key internal stakeholders, other accountants, and operations personnel to support day-to-day activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Posts daily, monthly, and annual recurring transactions to the general ledger.
Oversees financial analysis and reporting of Blue Diamond Growers' international subsidiaries.
Consolidates parent company books, reconciles, and reviews trial balance maintained by third party accounting firms.
Supports registration and required filings as required by foreign jurisdictions, recovery of local taxes incurred (VAT, GST, etc.), and tax preparation for various ancillary entities.
Completes month-end procedures such as calculating estimates, receivables and accruals of expenses.
Prepares periodic reports and related analysis for internal and external customers.
Engages in timely, accurate, and relevant financial information and general ledger account reconciliations for month-end close to ensure financial statements (internal and external) are prepared accurately, consistently, and in a timely fashion consistent with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Maintains open item managed general ledger balances within SAP through systematic reconciliations.
Troubleshoots systematic and accounting issues that arise from daily and monthly job responsibilities.
Applies an understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
Executes ongoing and project specific SAP testing to evaluate accounting impact of configuration changes and updates prior to placing into production.
Interfaces with various business units to ensure accounting activities are accurately reflected and properly flow through the SAP ERP system in accordance with GAAP.
Liaises with Finance and Operations departments as well as Global Consumer and Global Ingredients Business Units for monthly reporting and ad-hoc inquiries.
Assists management in identifying opportunities to streamline or implement new procedures to increase timeliness, efficiency, and improve the accuracy of financial records and reporting.
Assists with audit coordination through preparation of year-end audit schedules.
Builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders and participate in interdepartmental and cross-functional projects as necessary.
Supports budget and forecasting activities as required.
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Minimum level of education required
Minimum number of year(s) of experience required in addition to education plus type(s) of functional experience
Other required type(s) of functional experience (e.g. Production/Operations, Accounting, Forklift Operator, Inventory Control, etc.)
Current GAAP knowledge.
Previous experience with contemporary ERP systems, preferably SAP or comparable.
Demonstrated analytical skillset and problem solving.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook); advanced skills in Microsoft Excel; experience with Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, or Microsoft Access.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized education, specific software experience, etc.)
Self-starter and innovative thinker.
Change management and the ability to diligently address all aspects of a business process.
Strong analytical disposition with high attention to detail and accuracy.
Effective in working independently or in a team environment.
Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
Desire to learn and face new challenges.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Adaptable to changing environment.
Office environment demands including frequent speaking both in person and over the phone; writing, reading files, reports and PC screen. Prolonged sitting at computer terminal. Regular vision concentration for reading and checking reports, forms and data entry.
Typical office environment with low levels of noise and fumes, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Use of 10-Key, computer, scanner, fax.
Bachelors: Accounting (Required)
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Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital/familial status or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. BDG also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
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