Farm Business Manager / Accountant
Farm Business Managers/Accountants analyze, report and give advice for a company or farms financial well-being. They conduct strenuous record keeping and oversee management accounts, company budgeting, and the administration of accounting tasks.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Responsible for daily administration of financial and accounting practices of the business
- Perform accounting duties as directed including budgeting and costing control
- Responsible for costing and pricing of stock items, including in-progress and finished products
- Responsible for calculating cost pricing of work in progress stock items
- Assist management in preparing documentation for budgeting and financial reporting procedures
- Analyze and report on project and product costing
- Create production of daily and periodic cost statements
- Interpret the statistical and accounting information to appraise operating results in terms of cost, budgets, and policies of operation, trends and increased profit possibilities
- Maintain general ledger
- Develop accounting and financial management systems and reports
- Analyze and interpret monthly operating or project performance against budget
- Budget compilation and control, with analysis of monthly reports against budgets
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, accounting, finance or business administration
To pursue a career as a Farm Business Manager/Accountant:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics/economics/accounting.
Agricultural lending banks and agricultural insurance companies.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Farm Business Manager/Accountant is projected to be good.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
- State Agribusiness Associations
- American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
- Women in Agribusiness