Accounts Receivable / Payable Clerk

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Job Description: 
Berry People is a year-round, full-line shipper of organic and conventional berries and avocados, and owner of the Berry People® and Avo People® brands. Headquartered in Hollister, California, the company’s ownership and key alliance partners hold important production assets in California, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.  All product is graded and allocated by pallet, and all growers are fully compliant with USDA and FDA regulations on Food Safety and organic practices. Berry People operates with a strong company ethos along its entire supply chain that emphasizes complementarity, stewardship, and empathy.

We have a new opportunity for a qualified, talented, and motivated individual to be a part of our administrative accounting team. As AR/AP Clerk, you will ensure the timely and accurate processing of all customer/supplier transactions, working both with your sales/operations teams, as well as directly with customers and vendors. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you will support our transaction process from end-to-end, and your duties will include daily transactional work, research and problem solving on trouble files, analysis on cost and transaction history, and reporting to internal and external parties on AR/AP activity. As part of a young and fast growing company, this role will give you the experience and flexibility to grow into other roles within accounting, and into higher levels of responsibility and professional development.   

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Accounts Receivable
    • Validate Sales Order & Credit/Debit Memo Entries
    • Daily Invoicing & Issuance of Credit/Debit Memos
    • Assist with Returns, Overages, Shortages, & Damages with Sales and Quality Assurance
    • Short Pay Research & Reconciliation
    • Past Due Receivables Collection
    • Issue AR Aging Statements to Customers
    • Issue Short Pay, Open Sales Order, & Open Credit Memo Reports to Sales
    • Reconcile Transaction Entries to Grower Outbound Incident Reports
    • Assist with Customer Rebate Tracking, Accruals and Quarterly Reconciliation
    • All Filing & Document Management Related to Accounts Receivable
    • Additional Duties & Responsibilities as Required
  • Accounts Payable
    • AP Invoice Sorting, GL Coding, & System Entry
    • AP Invoice Reconciliation to Accrued Stock Receipt Costs in System
    • Validate Stock Receipt Entries & Adjustments by Sales Team
    • Reconcile Stock Receipt Entries to Grower Inbound Incident Reports
    • Troubleshoot Vendor Invoice Discrepancies/Inquiries with Sales/Operations Team and/or Management
    • Distribute Non-Purchase Order Invoices for Sales/Operations Approval
    • Ensure All Incoming AP Invoices are entered timely
    • All Filing & Document Management Related to Accounts Payable
    • Additional Duties & Responsibilities as Required

Ideal Candidate: 
  • Rigorous Attention to Detail
  • Works effectively in a Dynamic & Fast Paced Environment
  • Highly Organized and Efficient
  • Takes Pride in a Job Well Done
  • Personable, Reliable, and Trustworthy
  • Creative & Tenacious Problem Solver
Working Relationships:
  • Reports to Accounting Manager
  • Interacts with Owners, Management, Growers, Customers, and Materials & Service Providers
  • Works in collaboration with Account Managers & Product Managers (Sales), Quality Assurance, Compliance, Operations, and Accounts Payable team members on daily internal business activity
Benefits: We provide a very competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Package

  • Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, VH Lookup, Etc.)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Outlook)
  • Proficient in Accounting & Transaction Software (i.e. Quickbooks, Famous, or similar)
  • Working Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Working Knowledge of Cost Accounting Principles
  • Effective Written and Verbal Communication
  • English & Spanish Bi-Literacy Preferred

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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.

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