The Plant Accountant is accountable to provide timely and relevant financial reports. He / she will work to ensure information from different sources (Shared Service Centre, tax, treasure, Financial Risk Management, Management Information & Decision Support and other functions) is timeline available, consolidated and understood.
As such the position holder is accountable for financial statement assurance and performing a first line of defence within the control framework.
In order to provide relevant reporting, it is Instrumental to work with the local business to identify their local reporting needs and providing timely solutions.
As the linking point between the different sources of information and the relevant business stakeholders, the position will either have the accountability and responsibility of 1 or more small to medium sized CRPs (Controller’s Review Packages), a rigorous, analytical financial statement review performed at each business / country level or will be part of a team of Accountants that supports the Senior Accountants in a large CRP.
As they perform these accountabilities, the positions holder will also assist on continuous improvement of reporting processes.
50% Controller’s Review Package Ownership - Accountable for Financial reporting for the small to specific medium sized CRPs or support a Senior Accountant in the ownership of a large CRP
Responsible for the preparation of regular monthly reports of Corporate Finance, Statutory purposes;
Responsible for local management reporting
Accountability for the outcomes of all accounting and financial reporting activities for the selected CRP
Manage the Annual Statutory Audit
Managing Shared Service Performance and site task related to processes.
Monitor relevance and accuracy of the different sources of information (partnership with Shared Service as well as with MIDS, FRM local or other functions)
Manage the closing General Ledger monthly and ensure the financial data accuracy
Review of Balance Sheet Accounts reconciliation prepared by Shared Service team
Provide Quarterly Controller Review package and Lower Level Financial review data
Maintain relevant Accounting data
Maintenance of policies and procedures
Perform general ledger accounting including close process
Manage the Intercompany Accounting and asset accounting
Accountable for US Gap reporting for the relevant CRP
30% Business Partnering with local business stakeholders
Act as the local business partnership tag
Maintain close cooperation with commercial, supply chain and other business / product managers in order to understand the local business challenges and strategies
Estimate and Final AOE preparation at month end
Assist in the yearly Budget Preparation by collecting and compile data in Budget template from related departments
Liaise with the regional Management Information & Decision Support & Financial Risk Management teams on input and measurement of any key information needed on business group level
10% Controls and Compliance
Lead segregation of duties and ensure conflicts are properly mitigated;
Maintain compliance of Cargill policies and procedures;
Manager projects to ensure sound controls;
Manage the RIM Process for the financial reporting
Responsible for awareness of controls and compliance accountabilities within the businesses they support
10% First Line Defence and Others
Response to any financial inquiries, concerns and issue from Management, FP&A, A&F, Commercial, Country Corporate, Global and Regional Reporting Team by providing explanation & data on local business reporting (CRPs)
Bachelor Degree in Accounting
5+ years accounting experience- minimum 2 years of Accounting process experience
Proven experience with US Gap reporting
Proven ability to understand key business drivers and how to translate these into meaningful reporting
Demonstrated ability to operate in a culture of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity
Be able to perform in high performing team environment
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
Understanding and experience working with JDE or SAP
Ability to travel up to 10%
Fluent in local language and English
Proven ability to manage outcomes whilst not having all employees reporting to yourself
Proven experience in capital management
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents.
We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.