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Staff Accountant II

Wilton, CT, United States of America
Job Reference JR0077864
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 3 - 5
Start date 2024-06-06

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

This position performs as staff accountant with functional responsibility over the accounting close including but not limited to: booking journal entries, completing account reconciliations, reconciling intercompany, preparing workpapers, input information into financial reporting system, and complete month over month, year over year and actual vs budget analysis. Additional responsibility to assist Senior Accountant on preparation of budget and adhoc projects.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Book end of month closing entries from front office system ATLAS.
  • Prepare the term reconciliation and NA margins file with the relevant reclass entries.
  • Book monthly journal entries for prepaid, payroll and noncommercial expenses (G&A, interest).
  • Prepare the trial balance, balance sheet account reconciliations, and monthly and quarterly closing packages in Magnitude for relevant entities.
  • Prepare the working schedules and support for the monthly close file for Senior Accountant review.
  • Prepare the monthly commentaries for the month over month and budget vs actuals analysis for working capital and G&A.
  • Prepare the quarterly commentaries for the year over year analysis for working capital and G&A.
  • Prepare the ICS upload file into Intercompany reporting system. Ensure that the figures reported in ICS reconciles to back office system by completing an ICS to back office system reconciliation.
  • Identify and resolve intercompany variances.
  • Prepare required supporting schedules for tax reporting
  • Code noncommercial invoices into the noncommercial payment system VIM.
  • Assist Controller with regional reporting of budget by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data;
  • Back up the monthly cash flow for Grains and Oilseeds.
  • Assist Senior Accountant & Controller in special projects and tasks for new process and/or system implementation.   
  • Assist in the preparation of support for annual audit and semi-annual review activities of external auditors (and internal auditors when applicable)

Company Conformance Statements

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with co-workers, Company business associates and the general public.
  • Work together in a cooperative spirit to serve the best interests of the Company.
  • Operate in a fully responsible manner and comply with the law and Company policy.

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the basic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration, with a minor or concentration in Accounting

Experience

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • 2 plus years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. 

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required/Preferred (including any physical demands)

  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills. Ability to recognize variances in accounts investigate and summarize articulately explanations for management review.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages for both general ledger and consolidation/reporting software.  Microsoft Dynamics AX, Cartesis Magnitude and SAP Business Objects preferred.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty.
  • Individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership for his/her work product. 
  • The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the Company.

Working Conditions

Climate-controlled office environment, with exposure to fast-paced trading floor.
Extensions of regular working hours are occasionally necessary to complete time-sensitive projects, attend training or to respond to emergencies.

Decision Making/Accountability

  • Assimilates information obtained from a variety of sources and independently determines appropriate action steps to enable timely and accurate closing of the division’s books and records. 
  • Works closely with senior management to provide accurate and timely financial data/analysis. 
  • Uses knowledge of control and accounting principles and practices to accurately identify accounting discrepancy sources. 
  • Determines adjustments and makes recommendations based upon analysis. 
  • Diligently analyzes data to recognize or avoid errors in the performance of control activities.

Additional Information for the job

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Flexible work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

This position performs as staff accountant with functional responsibility over the accounting close including but not limited to: booking journal entries, completing account reconciliations, reconciling intercompany, preparing workpapers, input information into financial reporting system, and complete month over month, year over year and actual vs budget analysis. Additional responsibility to assist Senior Accountant on preparation of budget and adhoc projects.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Book end of month closing entries from front office system ATLAS.
  • Prepare the term reconciliation and NA margins file with the relevant reclass entries.
  • Book monthly journal entries for prepaid, payroll and noncommercial expenses (G&A, interest).
  • Prepare the trial balance, balance sheet account reconciliations, and monthly and quarterly closing packages in Magnitude for relevant entities.
  • Prepare the working schedules and support for the monthly close file for Senior Accountant review.
  • Prepare the monthly commentaries for the month over month and budget vs actuals analysis for working capital and G&A.
  • Prepare the quarterly commentaries for the year over year analysis for working capital and G&A.
  • Prepare the ICS upload file into Intercompany reporting system. Ensure that the figures reported in ICS reconciles to back office system by completing an ICS to back office system reconciliation.
  • Identify and resolve intercompany variances.
  • Prepare required supporting schedules for tax reporting
  • Code noncommercial invoices into the noncommercial payment system VIM.
  • Assist Controller with regional reporting of budget by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data;
  • Back up the monthly cash flow for Grains and Oilseeds.
  • Assist Senior Accountant & Controller in special projects and tasks for new process and/or system implementation.   
  • Assist in the preparation of support for annual audit and semi-annual review activities of external auditors (and internal auditors when applicable)

Company Conformance Statements

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with co-workers, Company business associates and the general public.
  • Work together in a cooperative spirit to serve the best interests of the Company.
  • Operate in a fully responsible manner and comply with the law and Company policy.

Experience

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the basic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration, with a minor or concentration in Accounting

Experience

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • 2 plus years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. 

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required/Preferred (including any physical demands)

  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills. Ability to recognize variances in accounts investigate and summarize articulately explanations for management review.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages for both general ledger and consolidation/reporting software.  Microsoft Dynamics AX, Cartesis Magnitude and SAP Business Objects preferred.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty.
  • Individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership for his/her work product. 
  • The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the Company.

Working Conditions

Climate-controlled office environment, with exposure to fast-paced trading floor.
Extensions of regular working hours are occasionally necessary to complete time-sensitive projects, attend training or to respond to emergencies.

Decision Making/Accountability

  • Assimilates information obtained from a variety of sources and independently determines appropriate action steps to enable timely and accurate closing of the division’s books and records. 
  • Works closely with senior management to provide accurate and timely financial data/analysis. 
  • Uses knowledge of control and accounting principles and practices to accurately identify accounting discrepancy sources. 
  • Determines adjustments and makes recommendations based upon analysis. 
  • Diligently analyzes data to recognize or avoid errors in the performance of control activities.

Additional Information

Additional Information for the job

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Flexible work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us