Senior Accountant


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Job Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Minneapolis, MN, Midwest United States, USA

Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Job Description:

The Senior Accountant is a key member of the Feed and Food Division within the International Grain, Oilseeds (IGO) and Feedstuffs (IFS) businesses that serves as a lead resource in implementing and maintaining Scoular’s accounting practices, providing insightful, timely, and accurate financial information, and ensuring the safeguard of Scoular’s assets and adherence to key internal controls.  The Senior Accountant may also include supervision duties on accounting staff and/or trade operations.



  • Serve as the lead accountant for the IGO and IFS product groups, performing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close functions including journal entries and reconciliations

  • Reconcile all accounts as part of the month-end close process and explain the actual to estimate variances for margin and operating expenses

  • Participates in the development and maintenance of accounting and reporting policies and procedures

  • Perform daily monitoring of trade positions within the Risk and Contract Management (CTRM) systems

  • Perform daily analysis of P&L and daily market fluctuations in CTRM trader P&L and monitor mark-to-market prices for the Commercial team

  • Liaise with commercial team to support the G&L entries, financial reporting and value-added analysis for IFS and IGO including the preparation of asset and liability account entries and verification of CTRM-generated entries

  • Monitor contract positions to ensure proper hedging is in place to keep positions in balance 

  • Maintain a daily tracking of both physical and paper/futures position balances

  • Provide ad hoc analysis on business unit and management requests; may lead projects, typically directly related to scope of role, while also actively participating in broader scope projects.


  • Strive for efficiencies and internal controls within transaction flow processes; identify and implement process improvements.



  • Report on KPIs for the IGO and IFS businesses


  • Build and maintain relationships with business leaders serving as a business partner; Enhance cross-functional collaboration by fostering trust, commitment, accountability, and results



  • Partner with other departments and personnel, internal and external audit teams, supporting information requests and alignment


About You



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3-5 years of accounting, auditing, or finance experience

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to think critically

  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels, both written and verbal

  • Ability to research and solve problems

  • Ability to lead projects in an efficient and effective manner

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high expectations environment


Preferred



  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designation a plus

  • Commodity industry experience desired


We encourage all candidates who are enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe they can contribute to our team's success to apply, regardless of whether you meet every qualification. 


 

Requirements

Minimum: 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3-5 years of accounting, auditing, or finance experience

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to think critically

  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels, both written and verbal

  • Ability to research and solve problems

  • Ability to lead projects in an efficient and effective manner

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high expectations environment


Preferred



  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designation a plus

  • Commodity industry experience desired

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Job Post Date: 10/20/23
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