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Accountant

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Chesterfield, MO, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Overview:

This Accountant II position will be responsible for the accounting duties for the monthly accounting for milling facilities.  This position will be responsible for the monthly accounting, including inventory reconciliation and valuation, yield computations, general ledger entries/maintenance, SOX control adherence, and researching/explaining margin variances and industrial expense variances to the estimate.  This would include working directly with plant operations and commercial managers.

Essential Functions:

  • 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
  • Month end close responsibilities – inventory reconciliation & valuation, yield reconciliation, industrial expense accruals, etc.
  • Assist in internal and external audits
  • Other duties and Projects as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required
  • 1 - 3 years of experience preferred with strong understanding of commodity accounting, cost accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preferred.
  • Good communication skills to work effectively with local and division management
  • Travel to facilities for additional support and training (~10-15%)

 

Skills/Experience/Competencies:

  • Technical Skills
    • 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
    • Be pro-active with leadership team in providing focused analysis to provide clarity related to financial results
  • Business Acumen
    • Display understanding of the food & ingredient and agri-business industries.
  • 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.   Be able to handle multiple tasks
  • Strategic Thinking and Decision Support
    • The ability to compute and provide key information for management decision making and understand margin and financial return drivers.   Work under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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