Establishes financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. Performs routine and repetitive accounting duties, establishes procedures and provides professional leadership to the team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
- Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
- Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
- Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments.
- Prepares schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data;
- Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
- Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Complies 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.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
- Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
- Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
- Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Set up new accounts in general ledger.
- Reconcile selected general ledger accounts.
- Supervise and authorize adjustments to various records and/or logs such as journals, inventories, prepaid, property records, DMV and/or certificate of liability insurance.
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliation.
- Monitor all bank accounts.
- Maintain the Fixed Asset Schedule.
- Assist the CFO in tracking and maintaining company insurance policies (General and Auto).
- Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by CEO or CFO.
- Prepare and maintain Month end reports.
- Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments.
- Oversee Accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting
- Other duties as necessary
- Achieves accounting operational objectives by contributing accounting information and recommendations.
- Confirms financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
- Maintains accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts; defining accounting policies and procedures.
- Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
- Aids, supports, develops financial information for other operational departments to evaluate department performance to achieve goals.
- Professionally coordinates financial activities with other department managers in a timely manner.
- Maintains financial security by establishing internal controls.
- Avoids legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing accounting regulations; recommending new procedures.
- Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
- Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Direct supervision of a department involving responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods and personnel. Supervises ten employees.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
B.A. or B.S. Degree from a four-year college or university in Finance/Accounting and over 5 years up to and including 7 years of combined accounting and finance experience, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Managing Processes, Financial Software, Developing Standards, Auditing, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Tracking Budget Expenses, Financial Skills, Analyzing Information, Developing Budgets, and Performance Management. Prior experience working in a finance/accounting capacity withing a manufacturing company required, [within a farming/agriculture company a plus.]
LANGUAGE SKILLS EXPERIENCE
Fluently Bilingual [English and Spanish] preferred but not required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS
CPA or CMA certification preferred. Valid State Driver’s License