Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce


Express Employment Professionals
Job Description

Locally-owned farming operation, widely known for the production of premium quality agricultural products located in Yamhill County, are in need of a Cost Accountant for their home office. Grass seed is the company’s biggest commodity and they also raise hazelnuts, nursery stock, blueberries and other seed crops. This position will have a flexible schedule and include competitive wages.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Compiles and creates the annual organizational budget; works with all contributors to make calculated decisions in order to achieve maximum opportunity potential for the business
  • Enables the CFO to track all financial income, assets, and expenditures according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); analyzes and reports financial health of the Farm to its senior management on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and other required reporting
  • Conducts variance analysis reports compared to budget and/or prior year
  • Manages general ledger (GL) for timeliness and accuracy
  • Provides financial reports to senior management when needed
  • Prepares end-of-year reconciliations for annual financial audit; works closely with external auditors
  • Offers accurate technical financial advice and knowledge to staff at all levels in the organization
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local financial and accounting laws and regulations through training and establishing clear internal processes and procedures
  • Provides financial insights and recommendations of issues or concerns currently or potentially affecting the organization
  • Manages flow of financial information into the general ledger system (QuickBooks); reconciles and corrects any anomalies for proper financial reporting
  • Interacts frequently with other Finance staff to ensure reliability and accuracy of information
  • Optimizes the handling of bank deposits, initiates appropriate strategies to enhance cash position, and responsible for monthly bank reconciliations
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer
  • Processes in-house payroll for employees including; calculating of benefits, tax deposits, garnishments
Desired Attributes & Qualifications:
  • Effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to handle oneself in a professional manner
  • Excellent customer service
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with accounting management utilizing QuickBooks
  • Experience with Microsoft Access
  • Detail oriented
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of progressive financial or accounting experience in desired
  • A current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is desired
  • Experience in the agricultural industry and accounting practices is beneficial
  • Great customer service focus in interacting with anyone during the course of performing in the position
  • Proven ability to recognize red flags on projects or situations and communicate concerns to Chief Financial Officer and/or Senior Management in a timely manner to ensure corrective measures are taken as needed
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting laws, regulations, and principles, including, but not limited to: GAAP, Financial Accounting Standards Boards (FASB), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), etc.
  • Strong project management experience, including time management, coordination, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to create and operate within a formal budget and make smart financial decisions for an entire organization
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks concurrently with competing deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Demonstrates high-level of confidentiality and trustworthiness in exposure to financial data of the organization and its prior, current, or prospective customers and vendors
  • Good visionary abilities to meet strategic plan of the department and/or organization
  • Strong analytical thought process, including problem solving and decision-making skills and abilities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in writing and orally across various media
  • Experience in performing with cross-functional teams
  • Computer-proficiency skills and abilities, including QuickBooks accounting software and other related programs and applications as well as Microsoft Access, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Schedule and Salary:
  • Salary range $55K + DOE
  • Direct Hire placement
To be considered for this opportunity please call us today at 503-434-5128, email us at  or apply online at
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