Senior Controller/HR Manager

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Job Description: 

Regatta Tropicals is seeking a self directed, Senior Controller/HR Manager to undertake all aspects of Human Resources and Financial Management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, as well as development and oversight of internal control policies and procedures.

Oversee the month-end financial close and reporting process; financial planning and analysis, budget comparisons, etc. Reconciling various reports and financial data, journal entries, financial statement preparation, payroll and corporate taxes and accounting staff supervision.

Implements Human Resources programs and over see the coordination of meeting the staffing needs of the company. This role will be exposed to all aspects of human resources.

Perform Other Duties as Instructed by Supervisor: 
Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Manage accounting and finance department for a premier Agriculture company; develop policies, procedures and controls to ensure the integrity of the financial results including the planning, budgeting and reporting of operations. This person will be responsible to ensure the development of a scalable infrastructure to support a dynamic, growing company.
  • Supervise accounting and finance; supervise all aspects of accounting, including financial planning and analysis, cost and grower accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.  This individual will be responsible to ensure that all policies, controls, and process improvement activities are successfully completed to support operational requirements.
  • Partner with operations, to ensure accurate and effective inventory control and cost accounting processes, systems and procedures.  The Senior Controller should have an operations focus, tailoring financial reporting to support decision making.  Financial information and reports should be relevant and timely.
  • Partner with COO for financial and strategic planning and audits.
  • Provide analytical and well documented reports for management team.
  • Participate in the development of and support the company’s strategic plans.
  • Prepare departmental and consolidated financial analysis and reports for presentation to both internal and external stakeholders in both GAAP and non GAAP formats.
  • Present financial information in “dashboard” format to Owners and Managers.
  • Manage relationships with key financial partners.  Including, Customers, Vendors and Joint Venture Partners.
  • Maximize return and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments.
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Maintaining Asset and equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and purchase and financing techniques.
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
  • Oversee and direct the Information Technology function.
  • Tax planning and preparation for individual and all forms of business entities, multiple property returns.
  • Maintain financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
  • Evaluation and recommendation of entity selection and structure to achieve desired tax and business results.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Staffing Logistics and Recruiting.
  • Employee Relations.
  • Food Safety program.
  • Employee health and Welfare Benefits Administration.


  • Excel and General Ledger systems knowledge; FAMOUS software knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced high pressure environment, and manage long-distance functions and personnel; direct work of accounting staff to successfully meet financial deadlines.
  • Must have a solid understanding of HR Generalist concepts including:  Recruiting, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Policies and Procedures.

Ideal Candidate: 
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required

  • Bachelors Degree is desired

  • Energetic, knowledgeable, and respectful management style.
  • Strong organizational development skills.
  • Solid understanding of GAAP, US and CA taxation rules.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the English language, verbal and written required, ability to communicate with team members and inter company personnel in Spanish a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written material such as legal documents and benefit summaries.
  • Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks and organize tasks.
  • Ability to exercise independent professional judgment.

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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.

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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