Senior Accountant

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Finance organization within a hybrid work setting. We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Ag Retail accounting team. This position will play an active role in the month end close and financial reporting process for designated Ag Retail business units. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strong desire to learn and implement process improvements. The ability to prioritize, efficiently plan work activities, and be detail and results oriented is critical to the position.

  • Ensure completion of monthly accounting activities, including journal entries, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and other tasks required for financial close.
  • Prepare, analyze, and review general ledger account reconciliations as part of the month-end close process.
  • Perform accounting and financial analyses to identify key trends and support critical estimates, such as accruals and reserves.
  • Collaborate cross functionally and serve as a business partner to aid in the preparation and reporting of financial results.
  • Prepare schedules in support of reporting required for SEC disclosures.
  • Perform, document, and support the design and operating effectiveness of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors in connection with audits and reviews.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and lead efforts to implement solutions related to process efficiencies, standardization, system enhancements, and improved reporting capabilities.
  • Support ongoing Country Operations finance transformation by assisting in efforts to segregate work activity between accounting activities and activities that relate primarily to analysis, planning, forecasting, budgeting, or decision support activities.
  • Champion and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (required)
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Business, Business Administration, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Finance and/or Accounting
Additional Qualifications
  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • CPA, CMA, or CFA certification
  • Experience with SAP and Agris accounting software
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Previous Ag related experience
  • Enterprise transformation experience

Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.