Accountant

Position: Accountant

Location: Summerland, BC

Department: Finance

Reports to: Marcy Keehn, Director of Human Resources & Administration

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication, and innovative science.

Okanagan Specialty Fruits® (OSF) is a vertically integrated company specializing in the development, growing, processing and marketing of novel tree fruit varieties developed through bioengineering and other molecular tools. Based in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, OSF was founded in 1996 and acquired by an affiliate of Third Security, LLC in 2020. OSF’s flagship product is its Arctic® apple varieties. Arctic apples provide a sustainable solution to less food waste and improved apple consumption. For consumer information, visit www.arcticapples.com; for company information and partnership opportunities, visit www.okspecialtyfruits.com.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) is seeking a dynamic, growth-focused staff member with strong skills in corporate finance and accounting who will oversee the integrity of all accounting transactions and oversee the financial reporting process. This position will report to the Director of HR and Administration and have direct responsibility for accounting, finance, budgeting and planning, project financial management and management of corporate and subsidiary finance activities. This role will ensure company accounting procedures conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls and policies are efficiently and appropriately designed to facilitate accurate internal and external financial reporting.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Based on existing systems in place, further develop and support a thorough set of accounting policies and procedures, general ledger structure and financial statements to meet monthly and quarterly reporting deadlines to the parent company and conformity with GAAP.
  • Oversee daily operations including payroll, billing, and accounts receivable, accounts and general accounting.
  • Work with Canadian accountants to execute monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and conversion to USGAAP; work with US accountants to deliver sister financial statements and the consolidation of the two.
  • Work in cross-function manner with the ownership group represented by, Third Security, LLC, in corporate and subsidiary finance management, including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and financial statements and developing tools for continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Maintain key accounting and finance database systems.
  • Identify and drive cost savings and purchasing opportunities, working with other operating divisions as needed.
  • Scaling financial capacity and operations to pace with business growth, goals and
  • Manage internal controls and compliance requirements as related to financial reporting, continuity and other entity controls.
  • Analyze monthly financial statements and variance explanations.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and build an accounting and finance team to meet growth expectations of the company while supervising current finance team as required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance; Chartered Professional Accountant or Public Accountant preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience; accounting, financial analysis, and budget management.
  • Financial accounting and reporting experience.
  • Experience with domestic and international subsidiaries, including establishing controls managing financial reporting, preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Canadian and US GAAP.
  • Online produce retail and/or food manufacturing accounting experience is a plus.
  • Experience with QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting Software (or
  • accounting software application) required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications required advanced knowledge of Excel required.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) is advantageous.

 

DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels to report information and answer
  • Ability to efficiently manage tasks and adjust rapidly to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to achieve in a milestone-driven, rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on various types of tasks.
  • Ability to cross-train and maintain knowledge on assigned back-up duties.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in various

 

Interested in this opportunity with OSF?
Send your application to careers@okspecialtyfruits.com

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