China - 中文 (中国)

Senior Accountant

Kansas City, MO, United States of America
Job Reference JR0077542
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-06-03

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 a lead accountant for several business units and/or legal entitles for a regional office of a global leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Analyzes and Reviews various daily physical and futures trading activities in relation to completing accurate Daily P&L estimates for our various trading and operating activities.  
  • Completes Daily P&L estimate calculations for various trade and operating activities.
  • Prepares and reviews daily positions reports and supporting details for merchandisers and management.
  • Performs quantity reconciliations for trading activities.
  • Reviews and approves accounting journal entries for trading activities and certain operating activities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly financial statements and supporting schedules for local management for multiple business units and/or legal entities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly reporting for global consolidation along with required comments and analysis for assigned business units and/or legal entities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly budget vs. actual variance reporting along with required comments and analysis.
  • Reconciles or reviews reconcilements for all accounts within business units general ledger.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the general ledger for the assigned business units and/or legal entities.
  • Reviews general ledger (G/L) accounts and compares them with various source documents to identify discrepancies and/or errors/omissions in the accounts payable/journal entry process.
  • Communicates with the other LDC offices or outside counterparties to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reviews and posts journal entries to reconcile G/L accounts with source documents.
  • Reviews work of any subordinates.
  • Reviews accounts payable coding prior to input.
  • Coordinates industry cost budget preparation and performs analysis with commentary.
  • Support the year-end and mid-year audits performed by external auditors by gathering and preparing supporting documents and schedules per their information requests.
  • Follows company accounting policies and ensures they are enforced.
  • Perfoms adhoc requests as given by managers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervises 1 to 3 subordinates as assigned by management.
  • Performs special projects, including preparing financial and management reports, preparing spreadsheets, retrieving data from systems, assisting with implementation of new systems and managing data.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • 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

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business discipline

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or CPA certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains and/or SAP

Experience

Basic qualifications:

  • Five to eight years of general accounting experience, resulting in a solid understanding of accrual accounting, general ledger practices and GAAP compliance (experience must include responsibility for a wide variety of general accounting functions, including analyzing complex general ledger accounts, reconciling discrepancies, analyzing payables and resolving discrepancies in order to prepare financial and management reports.)
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and word-processing software, (e.g., Excel and MS Word) and various accounting systems/ databases.
  • Experience with financial consolidation of multiple entities

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Basic qualifications:

  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting practices and GAAP
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to analyze account variances and resolve discrepancies.
  • Ability to work independently and propose solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet strict monthly deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and word-processing software, (e.g., Excel, and MS Word) and various accounting systems/databases

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

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
- Hybrid 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 a lead accountant for several business units and/or legal entitles for a regional office of a global leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Analyzes and Reviews various daily physical and futures trading activities in relation to completing accurate Daily P&L estimates for our various trading and operating activities.  
  • Completes Daily P&L estimate calculations for various trade and operating activities.
  • Prepares and reviews daily positions reports and supporting details for merchandisers and management.
  • Performs quantity reconciliations for trading activities.
  • Reviews and approves accounting journal entries for trading activities and certain operating activities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly financial statements and supporting schedules for local management for multiple business units and/or legal entities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly reporting for global consolidation along with required comments and analysis for assigned business units and/or legal entities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly budget vs. actual variance reporting along with required comments and analysis.
  • Reconciles or reviews reconcilements for all accounts within business units general ledger.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the general ledger for the assigned business units and/or legal entities.
  • Reviews general ledger (G/L) accounts and compares them with various source documents to identify discrepancies and/or errors/omissions in the accounts payable/journal entry process.
  • Communicates with the other LDC offices or outside counterparties to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reviews and posts journal entries to reconcile G/L accounts with source documents.
  • Reviews work of any subordinates.
  • Reviews accounts payable coding prior to input.
  • Coordinates industry cost budget preparation and performs analysis with commentary.
  • Support the year-end and mid-year audits performed by external auditors by gathering and preparing supporting documents and schedules per their information requests.
  • Follows company accounting policies and ensures they are enforced.
  • Perfoms adhoc requests as given by managers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervises 1 to 3 subordinates as assigned by management.
  • Performs special projects, including preparing financial and management reports, preparing spreadsheets, retrieving data from systems, assisting with implementation of new systems and managing data.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • 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

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business discipline

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or CPA certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains and/or SAP

Experience

Basic qualifications:

  • Five to eight years of general accounting experience, resulting in a solid understanding of accrual accounting, general ledger practices and GAAP compliance (experience must include responsibility for a wide variety of general accounting functions, including analyzing complex general ledger accounts, reconciling discrepancies, analyzing payables and resolving discrepancies in order to prepare financial and management reports.)
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and word-processing software, (e.g., Excel and MS Word) and various accounting systems/ databases.
  • Experience with financial consolidation of multiple entities

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Basic qualifications:

  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting practices and GAAP
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to analyze account variances and resolve discrepancies.
  • Ability to work independently and propose solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet strict monthly deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and word-processing software, (e.g., Excel, and MS Word) and various accounting systems/databases

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other protected status.


Additional Information

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
- Hybrid 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