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Vice President of Finance

Company: Olam Americas Inc
Location: Fresno
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range--from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses. Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities. Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as--Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices. As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics.-- Position Summary Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Finance, the Vice President of Finance provides the full scope of financial leadership and support to the US operations including controllership function, financial reporting, operational analysis, and systems support across the US region of Olam for our Edible Nuts Division. This Division is responsible for in excess of $1-Billion in annual sales. This position has a central role in monitoring and driving total business unit income and profitability. This person is the leader and initiator of business and accounting control activities across the organization. Through conduct and know-how, fosters respect for the Company among those people involved in the advancement of our business. This position will manage, train and mentor the regional finance leaders and controllers to ensure corporate values and ethics are instilled and to develop the future leaders for the division. Position Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for all Finance activity for and including Plantations/ Manufacturing/ Private label across Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Super Foods etc.
  • Supervise the day-to-day Division financial services, by working with/through the global business services group. This includes the preparation of the monthly report; review of Division consolidated financial statements and SAP submissions. Coordinate the accounting close of the Division's subsidiaries, representative and branch offices. And supervision of the US accounting processes and controls.
  • Lead controllership function by, working with the finance leaders to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures and ensuring they are adequately documented. Overseeing balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis each month. Supervise the Region's internal controls function. Lead/coordinate accounting projects initiated by the global accounting group. Ensure open communication between various stakeholders. Coordinate with Corporate Internal Audit Department. Highlights any control discrepancy or risk to both his business management and functional management.
  • Take full responsibility for functional projects such as SAP integration, intercompany reconciliation, annual audit and others. Recommend policies and standard operating procedures to drive change while securing adequate level of control. Work within the business unit, the finance organization, and General Management in the Division to drive projects for timely completion.
  • Establish and maintain proper monthly financial reporting for the region. Ensure timely completion of the monthly and quarterly reporting requirements. Ensure compliance with all US and foreign regulatory requirements including coordination with Tax department to ensure compliance with various tax regulations.
  • Lead and support Olam's business growth by coordinating the business needs within Financial systems across Edible Nuts US locations. This may include the development of financial systems and processing in new business models and other acquisitions.
  • Coordinates business unit strategic and annual plan process and financial analysis. Prepare submission requirements, timetables, and ensure completed plan for the business unit and the Division. Position Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or directly related field is required. CPA preferred or MBA is preferred.
    • Twelve (12) years of experience in accounting and finance required. Experience in Trading/ Manufacturing/ Plantation industries strongly preferred.
    • Experience working in and with Mergers & Acquisitions, and Brown/Green field projects is strongly preferred.
    • Experience managing a large and diverse team working in different time zones while being a trusted business partner capable of managing to optimal results with multiple stakeholders is required.
    • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work effectively in a matrix organization required.
    • Advanced knowledge of general ledger accounting and financial reporting processes is required.
    • Strong proficiency in GAAP (International and US) and internal controls is required.
    • Experience with SAP preferred. Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: US-Talent.Acquisition@olamnet.com At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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