Staff Accountant (838B)

Dole Foods Salinas, CA
GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, provide support for various Dole Fresh Vegetables business units with detailed daily and periodic balance sheet reconciliations and analysis. Also provide support to the grower settlement department and upper management on grower payable accounts analysis and forecast.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

* Reconcile balance sheet accounts, complete adjustment journals as needed and submit back up documents at period end.

* Review and reconcile grower payable.

* Complete grower payable budget and forecast

* Reconcile grower preseason advance, review interest and record advance re-coupment

* Period end duties and responsibilities as assigned

* Calculate and record PO vegetable accruals

* Review vegetable units and complete adjustment journals as necessary

* Assist corporate staff with requests as needed

* Assist auditors with information as needed

* Assist Accounting Supervisor with other duties as needed

* Work effectively and efficiently in cross-functional departments including sales, operations, logistics, shipping, and receiving

* Liaison with other departments in accounting/grower payable-related questions

* Consistently review accounting procedures and suggest ideas to improve processes

* Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

SKILLS:

* Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, procedures and application

* Prefer experience in agricultural accounting

* Strong PC and mainframe skills including working knowledge of and JD Edwards software

* Microsoft Excel skills to include VLOOKUP, pivot table, external linking, and respect for proper database management and accuracy to ensure data quality and integrity.

* Excellent planning, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work in team environment. Ability to communicate difficult concepts, (such as the accounting structure for harvesting and growing cost) and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view.

* Strong attention to detail and a desire to assume new responsibilities.

* Bilingual / Spanish language skills helpful

* Must have the ability to make decisions, appear for work on time, follow directions, interact well with co-workers, understand and follow posted work rules/procedures and to accept constructive criticism.

Required Experience

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

* 2-3 years cost accounting/financial analysis experience required.

* Prefer experience in agricultural accounting

* B.A. in Accounting or Finance

EEO STATEMENT:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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