The Controller is responsible for managing the general accounting activities of the business, and compiling and analyzing data to provide management with accurate financial analysis which will be utilized in decision making and performance monitoring. This position plays a key role in the establishment of and adherence to accounting policies and procedures as well as analytic support for financial reporting.
With operations in 11 states, CSS Farms is one of the largest growers of chip potatoes, seed potatoes, and specialty potatoes in North America.
Type: Privately held company Industry: Agriculture Size: 300+ employees
Mission Statement: Growing Great Together.
The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer to effectively maintain and control the general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The essential duties include managing the accounting activities of the business, assisting management with development of tools and reports, process documentation and ad-hoc analysis. Provide objective insights, timely reporting, effective analysis and overall finance support to ensure productive management reviews, financially based decisions and proactive responses to identify and mitigate risk.
Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports including analysis and evaluation of the data
Manage the month-end close process, and ensure timely execution of month-end close
Recommend and administer implementation of changes to accounting procedures and reports in an ongoing effort to continuously improve the quality of information and services provided
Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advise management accordingly to ensure achievement of targeted financial performance
Provide analytical support on cross-functional projects as requested
Gather, compile, analyze, prepare and summarize data for complex financial projects/subjects such as planning, formulating and conducting financial studies to define performance plans for short and long-range business goals
Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advise management accordingly to ensure targeted financial performance achievement
Exercise judgment to determine appropriate course of action and prepare business recommendation based on sound financial analysis
Manage the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
Compile data to determine insightful analysis that anticipates change and drives decision making
Provide effective and timely financial information, thoughtful business insights/analytics and business performance evaluations to ensure that business leaders are effective in creating and executing the business segment’s strategy and operating plan
Provide concise and effective communication of financial results in a timely manner
Maintain well-organized and efficient departmental files to provide easy accessibility to pertinent information
Lead preparation of GAAP internal financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments
Review and/or prepare general ledger entries and review and/or prepare account reconciliations by maintaining accurate records and files
Manage year-end audit requested data and provide any interface as needed
Review and/or prepare various tax and corporate reports on a timely basis, as needed
Lead corporate tax efforts with external tax firms
Research GAAP related issues and make recommendations, as needed
Manage the businesses’ insurance program
Other duties as assigned.
Required Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
At least 7 years cumulative relevant experience (accounting operations and/or audit)
Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of GAAP and corporate finance principles – understanding of P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow dynamics
Ability to accumulate, organize and manipulate quantitative data to identify and explain trends, problems and their causes. Compare, contrast and combine information to determine underlying issues.
Demonstrate a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting and keep current developments and trends. Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs
Proficient skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word)
Demonstrate initiative and independence of action in performing the responsibilities of the position to identify and implement solutions with team input
Ability to present information in a competent, efficient manner in dealing with the various levels of company personnel
Must be able to manage many projects simultaneously and prioritize workload appropriately using strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to adapt quickly to new systems and a changing business environment
Ability to maintain confidential information
Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of Management
Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship
Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization
7+ years’ experience in an agricultural farming/packing environment
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Market competitive salary
Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview.
Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
401(k) plan options.
Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance.
A paid time off package.
CSS Farms is an EOE.
CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.