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Senior Manager, Accounting

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 01/11/2023

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Finance organization within a hybrid work setting. We are looking for a Senior Manager of Accounting for Country Operations to lead the month-end close process, including financial reporting and consolidation of Country Operations (CO) results. You will also be responsible for monitoring/executing internal controls, ensuring adherence to accounting policies/procedures and deadlines within the Country Operations business, and retaining, developing, and maintaining a high performing team. You will be a key finance leader with high visibility across CO and the greater CHS finance organization. An ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of US GAAP, associated IT systems (SAP, AGRIS, BPC) and knowledge of internal controls. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills with a continuous improvement mindset that can drive efficiencies, collaborate, and build cross-functional relationships. Furthermore, an ideal candidate must be highly motivated, agile, an eye for detail and have strong problem-solving abilities, being able to quickly prioritize work, identify issues and propose/implement solutions with minimal oversight.

#LI-Hybrid #LI-HS1

Responsibilities

Month-end Close Activities: Month/Quarter/Year-end close activities which include but are not limited to:

  • Country Operations consolidation activity
  • Review and approval of various balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries and Blackline tasks
  • Oversee/review performance of regular accruals
  • Oversee/manage allocations
  • Perform cost center reviews
  • Oversee/monitor gathering information for SEC reporting disclosures purposes as it relates to Country Operations
  • Monitor/oversee AGRIS interface into SAP
  • Ensure all intercompany eliminations are performed timely and accurately

Supervisory:

  • Develop, motivate, retain talent to create a high performing team
  • Provide continuous feedback to team members throughout the year
  • Perform annual performance reviews
  • Establish and monitor staff’s annual goals
  • Ensure staff are complying with all policies and procedures
  • Ensure staff have a focus on internal controls and maintaining high standards

Oversee Audit and Internal Control Activities:

  • Be a primary point of contact with external auditors to facilitate their work
  • Ensure all audit requests are fully and timely completed
  • Ensure all internal audit findings related to your area of responsibility are remediated within the specified time frame
  • Oversee the execution of internal controls as it pertains to your area of responsibility

Compliance: Provide oversight as it relates to Country Operations for:

  • Grain taxes • Licensing
  • Unclaimed property
  • Other non-income tax related tax matters

CHS1: Support the Director of Accounting - Country Operations with the implementation of CHS1 including:

  • Central Finance
  • Assist in identifying FP&A and financial shared services (FSS) tasks currently being performed by Country Operations accounting staff
  • Assist in developing and implementing a plan to transition identified FP&A and FSS work from accounting to their respective areas
  • Look for and drive efficiencies as CHS1 work is performed

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 10+ years of prior experience
  • 4+ years of supervisory experience

Additional Qualifications

  • CPA/CMA/MBA, Strongly preferred
  • Previous for a public accounting firm
  • Previous work for an SEC registrant
  • Ag industry experience
  • System experience in: SAP, AGRIS, BPC

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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