The Staff Accountant will assist and work under the direction of the Business Manager of Valley Pride, Inc. This professional level position will participate and oversee all aspects of the organization’s general accounting functions. This position is located in the Company’s headquarters in Castroville, California. An attention to detail in all activities is imperative. At all times maintains a professional image that supports our company image, values and goals. A strong work ethic and job dedication is essential to be successful in this position. Confidentiality in all areas is a must. Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish is required. Occasional travel to remote sites required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees Accounting operations, which include financial accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Implements training for new hires and identifies training opportunities for current staff.
  • Oversees the system of internal controls within the Accounting functions to minimize risk.
  • Oversees the preparation of periodic financial statements and the corporate annual report.
  • Ensures that financial reports comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
  • Assists external auditors and provides required statements and information for the annual audit.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Complies with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to accounting processes and procedures monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet and various expense accounts.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and month-end close.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet and various expense accounts.
  • Maintain and adjust monthly packaging inventory counts and expense-related reconciliations.
  • Verify all monthly bank reconciliation balances to general ledger except administrative payroll.
  • Participate in cost reviews and fiscal-end review.
  • Invoice and bill inter-companies, A/R. Ensure all A/R invoices are and inter-company billings are coded properly.
  • Update & structure layout for crop cost centers & phases.
  • Maintain monthly trail balance and journal entry log.
  • Assist/Back up for A/R and A/P
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred.
  • Five years or more of related experience required.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 3 – 5 years of progressive general accounting experience in leading and managing projects.
  • 2 – 5 years agricultural experience.
  • Advanced computer skills required including working knowledge of Famous 6.0, Excel, Word, Access.
  • Ability to work with and manage a high level of detailed information.
  • Ability to research, retrieve and organize data to prepare reports and financial documentation.
  • Strong analytical skills, must accurately perform complex mathematical computations.
  • 10-key calculator by touch, telephone, computer keyboard, fax, postage meter, photocopy machine and other clerical and office equipment.
  • Set priorities and organize work to meet strict deadlines.
  • Coordinate a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Work independently and in a lead capacity as a team member adapt to changing program needs.