Senior Accountant

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Job Description: 

Gerawan Farming Inc. is the world’s leading grower and marketer of peaches, plums, nectarines, and table grapes. We have a reputation for being innovative and having well-managed operations. Our plants and offices are located in Reedley, Sanger, Kerman, and Fresno, California.

We need a senior accountant to work in our corporate office in Fresno. The senior accountant supervises a staff accountant and contributes to the accuracy and completeness of the company’s general ledger activity. The senior accountant assists in executing a short monthly close and reporting cycle to verify the accuracy of reported financial information and to identify transactions and trends that should receive the attention of management.

Position Reports to: 
Assistant Controller
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Supervise staff accountant
  • Manage financial aspects of employee benefits
  • Prepare journal entries and perform reconciliations for balance sheet accounts in support of the monthly, quarterly, and annual close cycles
  • Assist the Assistant Controller in the preparation of all prepared-by-client (PBC) schedules for year-end audit and tax return preparation purposes
  • Prepare monthly and annual sales and use tax returns
  • Review, analyze, and file property and water tax assessments
  • Manage the Workers’ Compensation insurance audit
  • Manage various tax credits and incentives (such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit)
  • Participate in key initiatives such as business process redesign, cost savings initiatives, and system development projects
  • Review accounting processes and recommend changes as needed
  • Maintain a comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures
  • Other duties as required
  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance required
  • Minimum 3 years of accounting or finance experience required
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills required
  • Previous ERP software experience preferred
  • Superior computer skills required (Excel, Access)
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data
  • Excellent attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity environment

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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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