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JOB FILLED - Grower Accounting Specialist

Job Description: 
Summary Description
The Grower Accounting Specialist is responsible for grower accounting calculations, ledger postings, and accounting functions and settlements.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities
The Grower Accounting Specialist reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for managing the complete grower accounting as applicable by region on settlement cycles, maintenance of grower loans and preparation of grower contracts.  Providing these services (see below) in an effective and efficient manner will ensure accuracy of all transactions in support of grower accounting and settlements. 
Main activities:
Responsible for weekly grower pool settlements (as applicable by region):
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of various reports required for pool payment process.
  • Ensures grower charges, calculations, and deductions are accurate – commission, cooling, loan deduction, packaging supplies, assessments, packing fees, custom & handling, inspection, freight, transfer freight, etc.
  • Calculates open trouble price adjustments and price splits
  • Payments by wire or check and postings to the GL and grower loans are timely and accurate.
  • Prepares grower packets for distribution and provides complete supporting documents.
  • For GDM – ensures accuracy of grower statements and calculations in MXN and USD.
  • Responsible for grower accounting maintenance in Famous – grower/block, charges, pool ID, etc.
  • Manages Excel grower loans – post advances, loan deductions, calculate monthly interest charges, update interest rate, profit or loss calculation for growers with shared growing agreements, and required notes. Inform field department and management if grower loan repayments are not in accordance to their repayment agreement or promissory note. 
  • Responsible for scanning and saving all reports, calculations, and supporting documents in SharePoint in a timely manner.
  • Ensures proper and timely distribution of recovery report, packout, cost accounting, or other routine reporting to the growers and CGI’s management and staff.
  • Responsible for various account reconciliation in the GL.
  • Prepares and processes weekly grower advances.
  • Ensures HSBC bank accounts have sufficient funds before wires are initiated. Request funds transfer from Wells Fargo Bank to HSBC as necessary.
  • Responsible for wire payments for GDM vendors.
  • Reviews vendor invoices for accuracy - packaging supplies, packing fees, freight, etc. and submit to AP for payment process.
  • Prepares monthly and annual commodity assessments reporting and payment.
  • Handles grower request, investigates and resolves grower issues in a timely manner.
  • Reconciles and prepares external grower’s financial statements
  • Prepares annual grower contracts, UCC, and other required filings.
  • Assists management with year-end final pool settlement close
  • Assist in the annual grower budgets and entries in Famous.
  • Assists in the annual financial audit in the grower accounting department.
  • Actively participates in the documentation/development of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Provides cross-functional backup to other grower accounting functions.
  • Provides support in educating or cross training of other staff to improve understanding and/or implement standards and procedures.
  • Assists on various audits and budget preparation.
  • Continuously assess and develop appropriate information for management.
  • Assists in special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Regular attendance and promptness are required.
  • A.S. or A.A. in Accounting, Finance or equivalent, preferred
  • 2-5 years accounting experience in agriculture, preferred
  • Demonstrate a strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cost accounting
  • Ability to work with highly diverse workforce
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Works well both independently and in a team environment
  • Highly organized, detailed-oriented, and ability to multi-task with excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and accuracy while meeting deadlines including completing all work according to the Company’s procedures and standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Physical Requirements
Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time to perform duties.  Also required is the ability to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management, etc.  Must be able to bend or stoop down to access file cabinets including lifting of items or objects up to 10 pounds.
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