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Senior Accountant

Company: Western Growers
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 1926,represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation's fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. Some farm throughout the U.S. and other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, they provide variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn about Western Growers on ourand.Part of the Western Growers Family of Companies Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) was founded in 1957 to provide a solution to a need in the agricultural community - a need for employer-sponsored health benefit plans not previously available from commercial health insurance carriers. WGAT is now the largest provider of health benefits for the agriculture industry. The sponsoring organization of WGAT is Western Growers Association, created in 1926 to support the business interests of employers in the agriculture industry. WGAT's headquarters is located in Irvine, California.WGAT's mission is to deliver value to agriculture-based employer groups by offering robust health plans that meet the needs of a diverse workforce. By working at WGAT, you will join a dedicated team of employees who truly care about offering quality health benefits and excellent customer service to plan participants. If you want to start making a difference working in the health care industry, then apply to WGAT today!Compensation: $66,839 - $91,890 with a rich benefits package that includes profit-sharing.Job Description SummaryUnder minimal supervision, performs complex professional accounting duties including the preparation, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation and verification of financial reporting, budgeting and tax records; may supervise the work product of clerical, para-professional and professional staff involved in accounting and fiscal recordkeeping work and related duties as required. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance/Controller.Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Five to seven plus years of related professional experience preferred, with demonstrated increasing levels of proficiency and responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of both statutory and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) encompassing fundamental theories, principles, and terminology of accountancy, including financial statement structure, general ledger accounts and journal entry coding.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues and research proper accounting treatment under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Extensive knowledge and use of personal computer applications including MS Office, with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present clear analyses and discuss issues, and the capability to express thoughts clearly in both oral and written communications.
  • Expertise in analyzing and interpreting complex financial data with an ability to draw logical conclusions and recommend effective solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines with proven expertise in planning, initiating and completing work assignments timely and with minimal direction.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, accuracy and critical attention to detail with exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated and inquisitive self-starter.Duties And ResponsibilitiesOperations
    • Responsible for the timely preparation or verification of a variety of complex accounting, statistical, and narrative financial statements or reports requiring extensive analysis and interpretation of data, including monthly/quarterly balance sheet and profit & loss financial statements and board reports.
    • Reconciliation of individual complex balance sheet, revenue and expense general ledger account activity, including intercompany transactions, and the creation of supporting schedules from primary and subsidiary ledger systems.
    • Analyze, research and recommend appropriate actions for budget variances or exceptions to expected trends.
    • Work directly with Department heads in the annual preparation and ongoing evaluation, justification, and maintenance of budgets and budgetary controls.
    • Lead quarterly review meetings with department heads and business unit leaders to review financial results.
    • Provide guidance, training and/or direct supervision and review of the work product of clerical, para-professional and professional accounting staff in recording financial transactions, performing reconciliations, and executing other fiscal record-keeping or analytical work in either subsidiary ledgers or the general ledger.Administrative
      • Recommend and assist in the testing and implementation of new or revised accounting systems, procedures, and records, including upgrades to existing Accounting or supporting systems.
      • Assist with external or internal audits through direct interaction with auditors, including the preparation of schedules and analytical or narrative support documentation for requested areas under audit.
      • In collaboration with business unit colleagues, lead analytical research efforts on identified projects which could result in an impact on current or future financial results.
      • Prepare state and federal tax or regulatory reporting for statutory compliance as necessary, which may include property taxes, or income tax or non-profit tax returns.Other
        • Utilize all capabilities to satisfy one mission- to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members. Do everything possible to help members succeed by being curious and striving to understand what others are trying to achieve, planning and executing work in a helpful and collaborative manner, being willing to adjust efforts to ensure that work and attitude are helpful to others, being self-accountable, creating positive impact, and being diligent in delivering results.
        • All other duties as assigned.Physical Demands/Work EnvironmentThe physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others. The employee frequently is required to move around the office. The employee is often required to use tools, objects, and controls. This noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Western Growers, Irvine , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Irvine, California

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