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Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Work Designation: Work from Home

Position Summary:

Plan, manage, organize, and direct the day to day activities, month end tasks, and workload of the General Accounting Department. You will communicate and work collaboratively with internal stakeholders at the Plant and Headquarter level to ensure requirements, deliverables, and expectations are appropriately addressed. In addition to the above, you will manage and assist with various projects to continually enhance the close to report process, including systems-based improvements and procedural updates to build on making the close to report process more efficient and transparent. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining accounting principles and practices to ensure that integrity of the Company's General Ledger and Financial Statements. Ad hoc projects may include assignments such as: reviewing internal controls; adopting best practices to streamline workstreams; supporting other strategic corporate initiatives.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the month-end close process of the financial records for International and Consolidated reporting. This includes the review and posting of senior accountant entries including but not limited to: monthly journal entries, corporate accruals, reporting reclassifications and other routine journals as deemed necessary. You will ensure the consolidated financial statements are accurate, intercompany transactions are properly accounted for and eliminated as appropriate. You will ensure deadlines are met in the record to report continuum.
  • Responsibile for the general ledgers related to international entities along with the elimination process. This includes the review of the general ledgers, anlaysis of account activity, fluctuation analysis, and review of general ledger account reconciliations and schedules to ensure the accuracy, validity and completeness of financial records.
  • Lead department projects as assigned by the Sr. Director of Finance and Accounting. Set department performance and development objectives. Ensure team members acquire necessary skills and performance attributes, in line with business and personal development needs. Drive department objectives and prepare staff annual performance reviews.
  • Manage general accounting function with focus on continually seeking out process improvement and best practrice opportunities, including better use of systems, elimination of waste, enhanced use of technology, and refinement of close to report processes
  • Manage the consolidated/parent company Ventura Foods year end audit by ensuring PBC items and audit requests are addressed in a timely manner. Coordinate the collection and review of PBC items from functional areas. Assist in the preparation of financial footnote disclosure schedules and audit support as needed.
  • Develop, propose and implement new policy and procedures to enhance the workflow of the department, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and compliance with GAAP.
  • Act as an exemplary business partner to Finance leaders and Corporate Management. Resolve issues and serve as a resource for accounting procedures and policies.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years experience in a related field including at least 3 years in a supervisory position.
  • CPA and public accounting experience, strongly preferred.
  • Manufacturing accounting experience a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting principle and practices.
  • Effective, professional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Must have excellent leadership and teambuilding skills.
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Prior JD Edwards experience is a plus.
  • This individual must be able to exercise good judgment and demonstrate strong work ethic.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $115,277.00 - $150,694.00 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates. Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography. Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.