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Accountant

Date: Nov 27, 2022

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

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, current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world.  Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  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 skilled, experienced staff accountant to join our growing organization.

 About the Role:

  • Responsible for accurately recording transactions, analyze activity for trends and assist Senior Accountant / Controller with producing accurate and timely financial statements and other required reports
  • Key liaison between Accounting, Operations, and Procurement to coordinate the annual standard cost process for all Precision Planting products

 

 

What would I be doing?

  • Key role in understanding Precision Planting’s cost of goods including analysis of actual manufacturing costs, fixed vs. variable costs, and standard costs variances 
  • Calculate the standard labor and overhead rates twice a year after analyzing manufacturing costs and inputs
  • Analyze actual operating costs and prepares and evaluate monthly operations / supply chain metrics to track results versus goals for management
  • Review supporting documentation for orders being financed and follow-up as needed to obtain additional details
  • Review supporting documentation for grower & dealer rebates and follow-up as needed to obtain additional details
  • Respond to information requests and assist with preparation for internal and external audits
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations and assist with monthly close processes
  • Prepare monthly files for sales and use tax filings
  • Review and audit vendor changes weekly to ensure there is supporting documentation for the update
  • Reconcile bank statement monthly

 

 

What must I have?

  • 3+ years of Accounting or Finance experience
  • Previous experience in cost accounting
  • Solid financial knowledge including GAAP
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • 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
  • Desire to drive continuous process improvements
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Problem-solving experience, and willingness to learn

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 What other specific skills & experiences would be good for me to have?

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP & Tableau
  • CPA, CMA or MBA a plus

          

 AGCO is an equal opportunity employer.


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