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Senior Accountant – Controller Trainee

Date Posted: 28-12-2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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Company/Business Name: AgReserves, Inc.
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Job Title:
Senior Accountant – Controller Trainee
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Description:
AgReserves, Inc. is a multi-national, multi-corporate company that operates investment farms and ranches throughout the world.
The Senior Accountant – Controller Trainee position will support the business unit’s accounting functions while monitoring internal controls in accordance with internal policies and procedures. In addition to the accounting role, this position will be part of an accelerated training program, which will require some travel and relocation within 12 – 18 months. At the successful end of the program, the trainee will assume a greater role of accountability and responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with the Area Controller, headquarters management, and other business units on accounting, reporting and analysis.
• Maintain complete and accurate accounting records.
• Prepare journal entries and conduct reconciliation of the general ledger and general ledger accounts. Prepare analysis to ensure accounts are properly stated.
• Participate in month end closing for multiple companies.
• Perform proper review to ensure that accounting records are accurate and complete and ledgers are closed in a timely manner.
• Actively participate with management in preparation of annual budgets.
• Advise managers in financial matters where appropriate.
• Assist with process improvement and project development oversight.
• Monitor payables, budget variances, and important trends.
• Ensure internal controls exist to adequately mitigate risk inherent in key processes (i.e. receivables, payables, etc.).
• Participate in a functional rotation program to acquire knowledge in major finance and accounting functions.
Skills/Education Required
• B.S. in Accounting or related degree required; MAcc, MBA, CPA,CMA or potential candidatepreferred
• 2-3 years’ experience in accounting; public accounting (audit) experience helpful.
• High competency with accounting software, spreadsheets, databases, data extraction, and Microsoft Office. Lawson and / or Great Plains experience helpful.
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Ability to work well with senior management.

Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time employees receive excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, Group Term Life, Disability, Master Retirement Plan (401k and Pension Benefits), Flex-Spending, and other miscellaneous value-added benefits.

NOTE: The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all- inclusive, but represent typical
elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Last updated: 10/30/2012.
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