Coquitlam, BC

Grower Accountant

Grow Our Tomorrow.  Oppy is a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world. As one of North America’s top produce companies for nearly 165 years, we bring over 100 varieties of produce from 27 countries to 1,300+ retailers in North America and throughout the world. As much as agriculture has shaped the past for humankind, Oppy’s efforts shape its future by sustainably providing families with healthy, safe and fresh produce to create a better quality of life for all. Our progressive team is called to a higher purpose that raises the economic wellbeing of families and communities who work the land.

Recognized as one Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!) and a Top 100 Employer, 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.

We are looking for a Grower Accountant to join an energetic team of accounting professionals in a role that offers variety and challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic industry.

Overview

Reporting to the Supervisor, Grower Accounting, the Grower Accountant is responsible for preparing periodic grower operational financial information and reports for internal users and grower clients in a timely and accurate fashion. Provides operational accounting support to growers and to internal and external customers. Works to support accounting and finance objectives, while continuously working towards improving processes and procedures in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Prepare grower settlements in a timely manner in line with policy and procedures and grower contracts.
  • Prepare and reconcile operational financial information for grower clients within agreed deadlines; conduct related business / grower analysis.
  • Complete weekly and monthly accounting entries as they relate to each assigned grower.
  • Assist in compiling accounting information and data on sales and expenses, analyze results and produce reports for growers and internal customers.
  • Support and follow company and department systems and protocols including documentation and reporting.
  • Assist with reconciling grower accounts and preparing for season end financial data archiving.
  • Investigate and resolve account issues in a proactive, timely manner. Identify procedural issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Timely escalate complex problems to senior staff.

What You Bring:

  • Experienced. You ideally have minimum, 1 – 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment and an excellent understanding of accounting best practices. Prior knowledge of produce industry regulations and standards in Canada and/or the US would be an asset.
  • Schooled. Your degree or diploma in business with a focus in accounting and finance will give you a foundation to build your experience.
  • Proactive. Not one to sit and wait, you proactively and systematically work to improve your skills and learn the business. Resourcefulness and tenacity are in your DNA.
  • Incredibly Organized. You can work independently, make appropriate decisions and liaise with numerous parties, leaving them impressed with your follow up and attention to detail.
  • A Team Player. You have been recognized as a go-to person; bridging and building positive relationships with customers, growers and across departments. You demonstrate interest in training others.
  • Composed. You remain positive and poised in all situations, not much rattles you. Multi-tasking comes naturally and you find keeping busy invigorating.
  • Tech Savvy. You know your way around Excel, computer accounting systems and take to new programs quickly.

Why Join Our Team:

  • 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 comprehensive total compensation package that a full benefits package, lifestyle spending account, and more.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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