Controller - #6460S at Confidential - Salinas, CA - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Controller - #6460S

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Job Description: 

Are you a numbers person who makes logical decisions based on facts and figures? Are you considered accountable, dependable, and diligent in your everyday life? Do you thrive in the fast pace of the agriculture industry? We may just have your next and last job right here!

Our company is growing year after year. As a packer, shipper, and processor of fresh produce, we work with growers that offer quality products for the retail and food service industry. We operate in multiple states, with an emphasis on clean, safe and great tasting produce. Our focus is to provide our customers with a year-round supply of products. We own and operate several state-of-the-art processing facilities in California and Arizona and our team is experienced and dedicated to meeting our high-quality standards. We operate with multiple entities and have 250+ employees operating in California and Arizona. If our exceptional company in this fast-paced industry sounds exciting, then we have a great opportunity for you!!

Our Salinas, California office is looking for an experienced Controller who is hands on and able to perform in a company with a high volume of weekly transactions. The Controller will manage a small team and be responsible for all financial reporting, cost accounting, variance analysis, grower accounting, internal controls, process improvement and ERP system management for multiple entities.

The ideal candidate will come from an agriculture (fresh produce preferred) or manufacturing background and understand the demands of the industry. This experienced candidate will have a strong voice and a business owner mentality with the ability to effectively lead and motivate others. The ability to perform at the highest levels while diving into the smallest details in an ever-changing environment is a must.

Our company offers a complete benefit plan along with a competitive salary and room for professional development and advancement. We embrace our strong culture and recognize our employees for their hard work. Many of our team members spend their entire career with us. We are always thinking about how to utilize talent and plan for the future.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization through long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare/review/present weekly financial information to leadership team.
  • Evaluate departmental expenditures and make recommendations to improve processes and increase work efficiency.
  • Communicate, engage, and interact with the leadership team.
  • Primary organization contact for auditors and tax advisor including preparation of supporting schedules, trial balances, and financial statements.
  • Prepare annual budgets and provide financial planning and analysis.
  • Oversee the accounting team to ensure proper accounting in compliance with GAAP.
  • Review and confirm application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly financial and management reporting data accurately and timely.
  • Provide detailed schedules for the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Manage the month end close process including prepaid expenses, accruals (rebates, freight, etc.), workpaper preparation (reconciliations), journal entry preparation and review, consolidated financial statement preparation, borrowing base preparation, fixed asset rollforward preparation, and create and present other reports as required.
  • Create and/or oversee preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.
  • Calculate, maintain and update standard cost within ERP system and present variance analysis. Standard costs are updated at a minimum annually.
  • Develop and challenge accounting staff.

Qualifications: 
  • Oversee the accounting team to ensure proper accounting in compliance with GAAP.
  • Review and confirm application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly financial and management reporting data accurately and timely.
  • Provide detailed schedules for the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Manage the month end close process including prepaid expenses, accruals (rebates, freight, etc.), workpaper preparation (reconciliations), journal entry preparation and review, consolidated financial statement preparation, borrowing base preparation, fixed asset rollforward preparation, and create and present other reports as required.
  • Create and/or oversee preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.
  • Calculate, maintain and update standard cost within ERP system and present variance analysis.  Standard costs are updated at a minimum annually.
  • Develop and challenge accounting staff.

This Job has a $1,000 Referral Reward!

If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email recruiting@joeproduce.com



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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