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Accountant II

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Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity to progress.  Our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Overview: 

This position, within the Oilseed Value Chain Accounting group located in St. Louis, will primarily be primarily responsible for the accounting of Bunge’s soybean crush business.  This position will be actively involved in the monthly close process for specific crush locations, including reporting of results, inventory computation and valuation, general ledger entries/maintenance, SOX control adherence, and researching/explaining margin and industrial expense variances to the estimate.  This would include working directly with plant operations and commercial managers.

 

Essential Job Duties:  

 

      Direct Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    • Serve as a single point of contact to the assigned facilities to support all aspects of the facilities financial statements, internal controls, and management reports.
    • Maintain the general ledger and journal entries, including account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Maintain internal controls and ensure procedures and processes are followed
    • Work closely with Bunge Business Services, our offshore services provider
    • Track plant expenses and allocations.
    • Compute inventory book to physical; research variances; record adjustment if necessary
    • Perform month end inventory valuation and margin calculations.
    • Assist in internal and external audits.
    • Be pro-active with leadership team in providing focused analysis to provide clarity related to financial results
    • Support field locations with technical SAP and reporting issues
    • Participate in any special project work and complete in an accurate and timely manner. Accept new opportunities as they develop to learn new skills
    • Understand concepts around and prepare MtM journal entries for certain commodities and commodity contracts
    • Ensure balance sheet accuracy for accounts especially in the key accounts like inventory, GR/IR, payables, etc. Provide any required reconciliation and analysis needed
    • Ensure consolidated reporting is accurately reported and company level controls are reconciled (Escheatment as an example)
    • Maintain the on-going inter-company activity and ensure that the SAP automated entries are accurate and current
    • Complete any required government reporting in a timely and accurate manner
    • Travel to facilities for additional support and training (~10%)

 

Skills/Experience/Competencies:

 

  • Technical Skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; Masters in Accountancy or MBA desirable
    • Proficient application of management and internal controls (SOX, COSO)
    • SAP FICO core competency and/or SAP SD / GTM preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Communication & Relationship Management
    • Able to explain complex ideas and concepts to internal customers and stakeholders in an easy to understand manner
  • Business Acumen
    • 2-4 years of experience with strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Talent Management
    • Able to motivate and develop other accounting professionals
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Has a mindset to continuously examine processes and procedures and improve where possible
  • Strategic Thinking and Decision Support
    • The ability to compute and provide key information for management decision making and understand margin and financial return drivers

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity to progress.  Our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably


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