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Assistant Controller

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Location: Samson, AL, United States

Job Function: Finance

Req Number: 239

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real. 


Position Summary  


Reporting to the Finance Controller, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for managing and coordinating the monthly closing and related reporting, as well as the forecasting, budgeting, and operational reporting for Olam Peanut ShellingThe candidate will be charged with challenging the status quo, improving processes, providing accurate and timely information, and helping identify and execute opportunities. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • Serve as a strategic Business Partner to multiple facilities.  

  • Produce month end close. Manage and review journal entries, account reconciliations, process order closure and allocations. 

  • Compile and report quarterly results. 

  • Review perpetual inventory, physical inventories, and reporting and analysis of variances. 

  • Provide audit support, both to internal and external auditors. 

  • Perform cost accounting for process costing including absorption rates, cost estimates, product set-up, activity rates, and SKU profitability. 

  • Manage the sites financial reporting including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting, operational, Spending and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Dashboard, and various cost projects. 

  • Manages parts of the seam interface with SAP. 

  • Prepares annual property tax returns and reconciles them with the books. 

  • Assist in Internal Reviews by leading internal monthly meetings with Key Stakeholders. 

  • Manage new capital project analysis, capital tracking and management. 

  • Perform sales analysis and reconciliation of Sold Position, absorption of cost drivers, and Exposure report. 

  • Perform ad hoc analysis and scenario modeling. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Position Requirements  

  • CPA required  

  • Masters degree in accounting, finance, or related field required 

  • Five (5) years progressive finance experience is required. Candidates substituting experience in lieu of degree must have a minimum of eight (8) years of financial experience, including the five in management.    

  • Experience with SAP, Tableau, and other integrated reporting solutions is preferred. 

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required. 

  • Excellent teamwork, relationship building, and coordinative skills are required. Must be able to work with diverse team across geographies. 

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment is required.   


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. 


ofi 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. 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: [email protected] 


At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.