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CSS Farms
Kearney, Nebraska
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.

We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.


The Controller is responsible for managing the general accounting activities of the business and compiling and analyzing data to provide management with accurate financial analysis to be utilized in decision making and performance monitoring. This position plays a key role in the establishment of, and adherence to, accounting policies and procedures as well as analytic support for financial reporting. This individual will effectively maintain and control the general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and has direct oversight of the Finance and Accounting team members. As a visible leader within CSS Farms, this individual will embody our CSS Farms core values, and prioritize positive leadership to their direct team and the farms we support. This position will reside in our Shared Services office in Kearney, Nebraska.


The essential duties include managing the accounting activities of the business, assisting management with development of tools and reports, process documentation and ad-hoc analysis. This individual will also provide objective insights, timely reporting, effective analysis and overall finance support to ensure productive management reviews, sound financially-based decisions and proactive responses to identify and mitigate risk.

Other key responsibilities include:

• Daily leadership and management of the Finance and Accounting team members, including financial reporting, accounts receivable (A/R) and accounts payable (A/P); with additional cross-functional partnership with other Shared Services team and support to our 15 nationwide farms

• Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports including analysis and evaluation of the data

• Manage the month-end close process, and ensure timely execution of month-end close

• Recommend and administer implementation of changes to accounting policies, procedures and reports in an ongoing effort to continuously improve the quality of information and services provided

• Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advise management accordingly to ensure achievement of targeted financial performance

• Provide analytical support on cross-functional projects as requested

• Gather, compile, analyze, prepare and summarize data for complex financial projects/subjects such as planning, formulating and conducting financial studies to define performance plans for short and long-range business goals

• Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions & opportunities and advise management accordingly to ensure targeted financial performance achievement

• Exercise judgment to determine appropriate course of action and prepare business recommendation based on sound financial analysis

• Manage the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes

• Provide concise and effective communication of financial results in a timely manner

• Lead preparation of GAAP internal financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments

• Review and/or prepare general ledger entries and review and/or prepare account reconciliations by maintaining accurate records and files

• Manage year-end audit requested data and provide any interface as needed

• Review and/or prepare various tax and corporate reports on a timely basis, as needed

• Lead corporate tax efforts with external tax firms

• Research GAAP related issues and make recommendations, as needed

• Manage the businesses insurance program

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Position Qualifications

• Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance

• At least 7 years cumulative relevant experience (accounting operations and/or audit)

• Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of GAAP and corporate finance principles - understanding of P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow dynamics

• Ability to accumulate, organize and manipulate quantitative data to identify and explain trends, problems and their causes. Compare, contrast and combine information to determine underlying issues.

• A proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting, and adept at staying current with developments and trends. Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs

• Proficient skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word)

• Ability to present information in a competent, efficient manner that resonates with team members at various levels across the company

• Must be able to manage many projects simultaneously and prioritize workload appropriately using strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and accuracy

• Ability to adapt quickly to new systems and a changing business environment

• Ability to maintain confidential information

• Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills

• Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English

Preferred Position Qualifications

• CPA certification strongly preferred

• CMA Certification and/or advanced degree strongly preferred

Work Authorization

• In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


• Market competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience and skills

• Fun, engaging and culture-minded team environment

• Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision, short term disability and long term disability insurance, and life insurance, among others

• Investment opportunities through 401(k) plan

• Generous and flexible paid time off (PTO) package

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status Date posted: 04/06/2024