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Land O'Lakes is hiring an Accounting Manager to join our WinField United accounting team. In this position, you will lead the general accounting, reporting, and financial controls and procedures for Winfield's Seed division. This position requires a strong, flexible leader who is results-oriented and has strong accounting and analytical skills.
Primary responsibilities include:
Provide direct support and leadership to ensure the accuracy of financial statements of Winfield United’s Seed division. Key accounting areas including vendor rebates, marketing and sales accounting, royalty/trait expenses, and other specialty areas within the business.
Oversee the WinField United accounting month-end close process and financial reporting which includes establishing timelines for deliverables, overseeing the preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations.
Coordinate and monitor preparation of supporting schedules for quarter-end and year-end requests from external auditors.
Ensure compliance with GAAP, corporate policies, and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
Provide leadership, professional development and coaching to the accounting staff (3 direct reports), including conducting mid-year and year-end performance reviews. Provide guidance and feedback, promote, and develop a team atmosphere, and monitor individual workloads and adjust as needed.
Collaborate with business partners to improve efficiencies, and drive process improvement activities through leading or supporting projects and other initiatives.
Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree in accounting required. CPA preferred.
A minimum of 6 years of progressive finance/accounting experience required. Public accounting experience preferred.
Prior experience managing a team strongly desired.
Knowledge/proficiency of JD Edwards or other ERP systems.
Attention to detail and accuracy required.
Ability to work in fast-paced, changing environment under strict deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to build effective teams and relationships with peers and internal customers.
Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
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Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2020 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 232 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.