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Location: Oxnard, CA, United States

Job Function: Finance

Req Number: 489

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ofi - make it realJob Description

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Oxnard, CA

Department: Finance – Private Label Spices
FLSA Status: Exempt



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 Senior Accountant, the Staff Accountant will provide support for the day-to-day finance function as well as preparing monthly financial closing and related reporting for the Private Label Spices business. This position will also provide financial analysis in such areas as ensuring the correct controls, processing and accounting policies and ensuring these protocols are properly reflected in our accounting system. The staff accountant's responsibilities include maintaining financial records and reports, performing account reconciliations, assisting with budget and close processes, and conducting internal audits.


The ideal candidate for this position will work well both independently as well as on a team. They should have a strong attention to detail and be able to manage multiple competing demands while ensuring accuracy and deadlines are met.


Position Responsibilities


          Provide support in tax filings, including business tax certificates and 1099’s.

          Assist in providing schedules and commentary with respects to operating maintenance account results and variances, and with the production of working capital, cash-flow reports, as well as applicable commentary.

          Provide support in all aspects of inventory, risk, and compliance reporting.

          Develop a good understanding of the management accounting and reporting processes.

          Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

          Support timely monthly, quarterly, half-year, and year-end financial close, including assigned journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, accruals, and overall maintenance of all operational management accounts.

          Develop a good understanding of the management accounting and reporting processes.

          Assist with internal and external audit and reporting projects.

          Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements.

          Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements


          Bachelor’s degree is required, majors in finance, accounting or related field are highly preferred.

          Three (3) years of experience in accounting is required.

          Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required; SAP/Plex experience preferred.

          Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required.

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

          Ability to build relationships and work well in a team-oriented environment is required.

          Must be able to work with diverse team across geographies.


The pay for this role in the state of California ranges from $73,000 - $95,000 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on candidate’s experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.


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 Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.