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Precision Planting Controller Job

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Tremont, US

Company: AGCO

Precision Planting Controller


Overall Role Description:


Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, and current agricultural practices more sustainable. Precision Planting is a rapidly growing business. We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow, and succeed in your career. 


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Controller.  This individual will be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all financial information for the Precision Planting business.  The person should enjoy working in a very dynamic, fast-paced environment.  We are looking for a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of manager who is comfortable living in the details and has the ability to understand the big picture.        


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review and finalize monthly financial statements and present to the AGCO Corporate Controllership team
  • Provides expertise and support during external and internal audits, Balance Sheet review and other statutory requests
  • Ensures compliance with all Corporate Policies, Financial SOX controls, and GAAP
  • Drive for efficiencies and optimization of overall finance support utilizing new system tools and functionalities while ensuring financial integrity is maintained at all times in all reporting systems
  • Provides financial expertise on strengthening and expediting business processes and procedures
  • Responsible for yearly inventory costing and sales price review
  • Acts as Precision Planting liaison with AGCO Corporate Treasury and responsible for weekly cash flow forecasting
  • Supervision of and responsibility for training, providing guidance, and oversight for the Precision Planting Accounting Team
  • Provide monthly management reports and metrics analysis to the Precision Planting Leadership Team in support of sales volume, cost understanding, and variance analysis
  • Oversee all functions of accounting systems including general ledger and the preparation of the monthly financial statements
  • Drive effective Capital Expenses planning tied to business objectives



Required Skills/Experience

  • 7+ years of Accounting or Finance experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Solid financial knowledge including GAAP
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Understanding of cost accounting


Desired skills/education/experience/attributes (ideal candidate):

  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop business partnerships with both finance and non-finance customers;
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high volume and deadline-oriented environment
  • Results-oriented – Autonomous and self-driven with an “act as owner” mentality.  Problem-solving skills
  • Agility – Ability to perform in ambiguous situations often with incomplete information. Willingness to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Need to be confident with the ability to persuade and influence others
  • Desire to drive continuous process improvements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains

Nearest Major Market: Peoria

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