Coquitlam, BC

Grower Accountant I (Coquitlam, BC)

About Oppy

Grow our tomorrow. Celebrating over 165 years in business, we are one of North America’s top fresh produce sales and marketing companies. We bring over 100 varieties of produce from more than 20 different countries to the market. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 20 years and one of Canada’s (and BC’s) Top Employers, our business is managed by a team of dedicated professionals delivering exceptional service from over a dozen offices throughout North and South America. And, because a healthy planet is essential to our growers, customers, and all of us at Oppenheimer, sustainability plays a vital role in everything we do.

Recognized as a Top 100 Employer and Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!), our diverse team of dedicated professionals collaborate and make connections across our locations throughout North and South America. We owe our success to our adaptability, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, our commitment to our people, and the incredible relationships we build. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can grow your skills and career in a sector with abundant opportunity. Grow your tomorrow with us, today.

Overview

The Grower Accountant I plays a pivotal role in our team, ensuring accurate and timely financial transactions for our grower clients. Responsible for reconciling settlements, preparing wire payment requests, and issuing confirmations, this role collaborates closely with deal coordinators to provide essential accounting support. With a focus on process improvement and collaboration, the Grower Accountant I actively contributes to achieving departmental goals while embracing opportunities for professional growth within our dynamic environment.

Accountabilities

  • Performs daily reconciling of Grower settlements, following established policy and procedures.
  • Possess a strong understanding of accounting principles and practices, along with excellent analytical and research skills, enabling effective problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reviews financial transactions to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate and up-to-date financial records, including settlements, wire transactions, and wire confirmations.
  • Escalates any financial discrepancies or disputes to Team Lead, Grower Accounting for investigation and resolution.
  • Adheres to company and department systems and protocols including documentation and reporting.
  • Supports leadership in meeting financial reporting deadlines and department objectives.
  • Promotes a customer-focused, service-oriented culture in alignment with the company’s core values.
  • Performs additional ad hoc duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables, VLOOKUP), working knowledge of Word and Outlook.
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to problem solve and make appropriate accounting recommendations and decisions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication (written & verbal) and customer service skills; ability to work effectively with multiple departments and forge strong relationships within the grower accounting team and with all other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability in exercising good judgement and critical thinking skills; demonstrates a high level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism at all times.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple demands in a timely manner.
  • Self-motivated with high standards/attention to detail; ability to set priorities and work accurately within tight deadlines in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Positive and engaging attitude, with a commitment to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and fun working environment.
  • Knowledge of USDA regulations and other produce-related industry regulations and standards in both Canada and the US is an asset.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree, diploma in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum, 1 – 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment.

Why Work for Oppy?

  • We are the perfect size of organization that is still nimble but yet organized, where meaningful impact and contributions happen;
  • We have a strong culture with terrific people that care about the business and each other.  We want our people to grow and succeed;
  • We believe in you bringing your best true self and your best ideas, because diverse perspectives contribute to better problem solving and solutions in a dynamic and ever evolving industry;
  • We support your professional development and health with educational reimbursement and wellness programs;
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package that includes a full benefits package, lifestyle spending account, continuing educational support and company contributions to pension plan.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

Oppy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer who actively seeks to recruit retain individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered to be themselves at work. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, and partners. Diversity is fundamental to our success because it brings a range of perspectives that fuel innovation and excellence. That’s why we’re focused on creating an inclusive culture where every employee can contribute their unique talents and ideas.

We gratefully thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted directly.

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