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JOB FILLED - AG Operations Finance Manager

Job Description: 
Department: Cost Accounting
Job Status: Full Time 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Amount of Travel Required: Some travel
Job Type: Full time 
The Ag Operations Finance Manager is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The cost analyst will be responsible for preparing statements and reports, overseeing audit files, attending meetings to provide financial feedback, and training employees in cost management methods. 
  • The position works closely with Payroll, Inventory, Production and Accounting. The position is responsible for: 
  • Reviewing, monitoring and assisting with the planting schedule for direct seed and transplant activities.
  • Overseeing transactions related to labor, chemicals, fertilizers, packaging material, diesel, irrigation material, seeds and plants. 
  • Analyzing costs of labor, raw materials and freight to ensure accurately reported. 
  • Reporting of job activity as it relates to growing, harvesting and cooling as well as transportation costs by area and job. 
  • Production report for management such as Yield, Units/Man Hours, Volumes 
  • Update Customer Demand forecast and submit reports. 
  • Preparing monthly journal entries. 
  • Preparing monthly and season to date reports by area and job for submission to management. 
  • Regularly participate in meetings with management to assess and address issues and implement improvements. 
  • Help develop new labor and overhead rates for budget and forecast business plan models.
  • Monitoring sales to customers to ensure pricing accurately. 
  • Preparing customer proposals/budgets as we prepare for the next season. 
  • Reviewing costs against proposals to verify in line with expectations. 
  • Support all accounting functions within the department.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ worth of experience in a position with extensive job costing a must.
  • Prior agricultural experience is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional 4 years equivalent work experience. 
  • Advanced analytical skills with experience collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating abundant amounts of information with accuracy
  • Computer Skills: Excellent excel/google skills, electronic mail. Famous software is a plus. 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS - Competency Statement(s) 
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. 
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. 
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. 
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. 
  • Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions. 
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. 
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. 
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. 
Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure. Proficiency in the English language, verbal and written, ability to communicate with team members and inter company personnel in English and Spanish. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
This job operates in a professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Salary range: Based upon experience.


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