Wonderful Citrus

Senior Accountant-Cooperatives

US-CA-Bakersfield
3 months ago
Job ID
1988
# Positions
1

Overview

Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Senior Accountant Cooperatives for its Bakersfield, CA location. Applies principles of accounting and taxation to manage all aspects of reporting and administration of several cooperative entities.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper, and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit. For more, visit:

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper, and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit. For more, visit:www.wonderfulcitrus.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Responsibilities

  • Financial planning and modeling based on cooperative structure.
  • Perform month end closing journal entries and reconciliations relating to cooperative accounting.
  • Responsible for intercompany transactions for cooperatives.
  • Work closely with accounting department to keep track of revenue, expenses and distributions on a pool basis.
  • Oversee interface of monthly pooling activity to the general ledger. Perform reconciliation of general ledger accounts related to pooling.
  • Conduct financial and operational analyses in support of the growers, varietal management and senior managers.
  • Ensures that charges entered for each grower agree with contract.
  • Manage member distributions by pool.
  • Coordinate payments to 3rd parties for amounts deducted from grower revenue.
  • Prepare tax package for cooperatives and work closely with tax department as needed.
  • Work closely with legal department to ensure compliance with cooperative contracts, member agreements and Board requirements.
  • Prepare audit schedules and statements as needed.
  • Maintain ranch block data base setups as related to cooperatives.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and reports as needed.
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting preparation and distribution of cooperative results.
  • Weekly grower loans.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience:      

 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year university in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field and 4+ yrs. specialized accounting experience or equivalent combination experience and/or education.

 

  • Working knowledge and understanding of balance sheet, income statement and computer accounting systems (Oracle experience preferred). 
  • Understanding and experience in corporate taxation.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.


The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
 

The Wonderful Citrus Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status or protected veteran status, ancestry, age or any other categories protected by law.

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