The Staff Accountant works under the direction of the Accounting Manager of Ocean Mist Farms. The qualified candidate is primarily responsible for assisting with the month end close, maintaining the fixed asset ledgers, and assisting with account reconciliations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the accounting team with monthly general ledger close for Ocean Mist Farms;
  • Monthly close duties include account analysis, accrual calculations, and various journal entries including inter/co elimination entries;
  • Maintain all fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions using Sage Fixed Asset software;
  • Calculate depreciation, using Sage Fixed Asset software, and post to the GL system (Famous) monthly;
  • Oversee processing of loan payments, updating amortization schedules, and posting related entries to the GL;
  • Oversee processing of property tax payments and posting of related entries to the GL;
  • Assist with Lease accounting and processing of lease payments for land leases and equipment leases;
  • Schedule and review general ledger accounts and perform Balance Sheet account reconciliations;
  • Set up new A/P vendors;
  • Assist with banking duties;
  • Perform other ad hoc projects and analyses as assigned;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required;
  • A minimum of 1-2-year progressive accounting experience is desired;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); comparable experience in related agriculture accounting is highly desired;
  • Proficient software skills are required, including Microsoft Office suite applications, (i.e., Excel) is required;
  • Prior Famous experience is desired;
  • Ability to research, retrieve and organize data to prepare reports and financial documentation; accurately perform complex mathematical computations;
  • Organize and maintain accounting records;
  • Make decisions on a variety of complex matters in accordance with established procedures;
  • High level of attention to detail as well as superior organizational skills;
  • A self-starter, ensure delegated tasks are completed with minimal supervisor follow up;
  • Proactively communicate task and project updates to supervisor;
  • Keep projects on schedule; able to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to learn and absorb new duties with minimal repetition or re-training from supervisor;
  • Ability to manage a project from its initiation to completion with minimal supervision.