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JOB FILLED - Accounting Manager

Job Description: 

Christensen & Giannini, LLC is an established grower of fresh vegetables (row crops) seeking an Accounting Manager for its office in Salinas, CA.  The Accounting Manager is responsible for all aspects of A/R, crop costs and grower accounting. This position participates in month end close and budgeting process as well as assisting the Controller and Assistant Controller with day-to-day operations and reporting requirements.


  • Manage all aspects of A/R, crop costs and grower accounting.
  • Work closely with General Manager regarding grower and harvesting contracts, quotes and purchase orders.
  • Manage the month-end financial close of all job costing and prepare reports as needed and/or required.
  • Oversee invoicing and grower/cost accounting staff.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate invoicing of customers and handling overdue payments/collections.
  • Monitor invoicing and money collection process.
  • Communicate daily with shippers/customers.
  • Works directly with shippers/customers to obtain yield and date to support grower revenue.
  • Maintain records of invoices, deposits and correspondence regarding payment collections
  • Direct, coordinate and help respond to customer, partners and sales questions
  • Reconcile discrepancies and solve problems and disputes in order to expedite collections
  • Partner with farm operations to ensure accurate and timely capture and reporting of all farm costs and operational metrics.
  • Ability to provide real-time feedback on the financial performance of farm operations.
  • Develop value-added analysis to help identify revenue and cost opportunities and work directly with the operations team to develop strategies to improve financial performance.
  • Engaged in implementation of these solutions and provide reporting against progress towards established objectives.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution. 
  • 5 years of cost accounting experience preferably in the manufacturing/produce business.
  • 2 years management or supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of cost and grower accounting procedures in the agriculture industry including but not limited to growing, harvesting, cooling, & transporting.
  • Extensive Excel and General Ledger systems knowledge.
  • FAMOUS software knowledge is strongly preferred.
  • Technologically savvy and able to demonstrate competence in a variety of technological platforms and processes.
  • Strong Business acumen, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven problem-solving skills, especially within a highly innovative environment
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking skills, and proactive thought leadership.
  • Comfortable interfacing with and presenting to executive management.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to influence all levels, including senior-level executives, with strong interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy representing the Finance and Accounting department in executive settings.
  • Track record of success in delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • High energy level with the ability to supervise, motivate, support staff, and to take ownership.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of cost accounting principles, systems, and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Multi-task with parallel deadlines.
  • Examine and verify financial documents.
  • Demonstrate good work paper and analytical techniques.
  • Communicate financial information with department managers.
  • Exercise independent judgment within established systems and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Maintain staff development and cross training.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency with computer hardware and software necessary to perform duties (Famous, Excel).


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


  • Valid CA Driver’s License.


  • Health Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holidays

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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