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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis - #8073S

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Job Description: 

About the Company

Bagdasarian is a vertically integrated agriculture company specializing in citrus. While the company’s focus is lemons (conventional and organic), Bagdasarian grows, packs, and ships a diversified portfolio of citrus also including grapefruit, Meyers lemons, limes, and tangos.  They operate over 4,500 acres of farmland and two citrus packing houses, serving not only their own needs but also those of local growers. As proud members of the Sunkist Cooperative of Growers, they work closely with strategic partners to ensure top quality reaches the customer. 

As an employer, Bagdasarian places a strong emphasis on cultivating a team-oriented culture where ideas are welcomed, and decisions are made with collective agreement. Every team member is encouraged to actively engage in operations by understanding budgets and recognizing their role in enhancing the business. This leadership team really cares about their people. They look to build teams that share ideas and make decisions that are for the betterment of the company. 

What you’ll be responsible for:

Bagdasarian is looking for an experienced professional to join its finance team as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. This role will oversee the corporate and commercial financial planning and analysis functions and will closely partner with senior leadership and ownership on core financial budgeting, planning, and forecasting processes as well as other strategic, analytical, and reporting initiatives. The Head of Finance will be a cross-functional partner, who can synthesize actionable insights and recommendations from data and analysis for leaders throughout the organization.

  • Develop and maintain robust financial models, including the company budget, which will include historical vs. actuals analysis, cash planning, and other central financial analysis.
  • Review and analyze monthly consolidated financial statements for management and investor reporting.
  • Collaborate closely with multiple stakeholders to enhance profitability, revenue growth, cost optimization, and capital efficiency in accordance with the company's overall strategic plan.
  • Lead and mentor a team of colleagues to foster a culture of excellence, accountability, and improvement. 
  • Oversee the annual operating budgets and lead monthly budget meetings.
  • Work with the Controller to ensure a timely and accurate month-end closing process.
  • Present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results, analysis and insights to the management team, ownership, and other stakeholders.
  • Perform build vs. buy, sensitivity analysis, and other analyses as they pertain to key decisions across product mix, real estate rollout, staffing, managing resources, and more.
  • Develop and maintain efficient cash and treasury management strategies. 
  • Collaborate with tax accountants and auditors for year-end information.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks through effective risk assessment and management strategies. 
  • Uphold internal controls and ensure compliance with GAAP and relevant federal, state, and local financial and tax reporting laws overseeing audits as needed. 
  • Cultivate relationships with external partners, including lenders, investors, auditors, and stakeholders. 
  • Partner with legal counsel to create new contracts, agreements, and leases. 
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures, continuously improving accounting processes. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or a related field; MBA or CPA preferred but not required.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial planning & analysis or corporate finance, preferably in the agriculture industry (or excitement to learn about Agriculture).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to develop complex financial models to validate spend and investment decisions.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills; ability to think outside the box and recognize irregular patterns in financial performance.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems (e.g., ERP, financial modeling tools).
  • Enjoys developing their staff and giving them opportunities to advance in their responsibilities.
  • Advanced Excel & analytical skills.
  • Experience with Famous Software is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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