China - 中文 (中国)

Senior Accountant

Wilton, CT, United States of America
Job Reference JR0078483
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-07-19

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.

Overall Purpose and Objective of Position

This position performs a variety of accounting functions, including preparation of management reports and analysis, assisting in the preparation of consolidated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial statements, consolidations, profit and loss calculations, budget/landing projections and general ledger account analysis.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Preparation of monthly managerial financials in accordance with the Company’s standards and guidelines. Includes preparation of reports for management summarizing monthly operational profitability and activity.
  • Perform analysis of business metrics, including, but not limited to, budget vs. actual, inventory management, A/R, A/P and business segmentation information; prepares reports for management.
  • Gather and analyze data fluctuations to assist in the preparation of consolidated financial statements.
  • Perform inter-company reconciliation functions to help ensure efficient and accurate identification and resolution of soft commodity trade and non-trade transactions with Company affiliates.
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly financials in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Support FP&A initiative, including budget and landing forecasts.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Interact with Corporate Accounting and Treasury departments for ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Review accounting policies, procedures and controls to continuously streamline processes and procedures, and to ensure proper controls exist.
  • Perform management projects as required.

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the basic qualification: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Experience

The following is the basic qualification

  • Three (plus) years of experience in corporate accounting/financial function, including experience with analyzing account fluctuations and the preparation of consolidated financial statements and management reports.

The following is the preferred qualifications

  • One (plus) years of experience in corporate accounting/financial management, with specific focus on preparing consolidations and familiarity with consolidation software.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable of GAAP/IFRS.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel, including use of pivot tables, V-Lookups and other advanced features.
  • Proficiency with accounting software.
  • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to recognize and investigate variances, articulately summarize explanations for management review.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • Familiarity with mark-to-market and lower-of-cost-or-market inventory concepts
  • Proficiency with Business Objects Magnitude/Analytics software

Additional information

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.

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

Overall Purpose and Objective of Position

This position performs a variety of accounting functions, including preparation of management reports and analysis, assisting in the preparation of consolidated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial statements, consolidations, profit and loss calculations, budget/landing projections and general ledger account analysis.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Preparation of monthly managerial financials in accordance with the Company’s standards and guidelines. Includes preparation of reports for management summarizing monthly operational profitability and activity.
  • Perform analysis of business metrics, including, but not limited to, budget vs. actual, inventory management, A/R, A/P and business segmentation information; prepares reports for management.
  • Gather and analyze data fluctuations to assist in the preparation of consolidated financial statements.
  • Perform inter-company reconciliation functions to help ensure efficient and accurate identification and resolution of soft commodity trade and non-trade transactions with Company affiliates.
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly financials in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Support FP&A initiative, including budget and landing forecasts.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Interact with Corporate Accounting and Treasury departments for ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Review accounting policies, procedures and controls to continuously streamline processes and procedures, and to ensure proper controls exist.
  • Perform management projects as required.

Experience

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the basic qualification: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Experience

The following is the basic qualification

  • Three (plus) years of experience in corporate accounting/financial function, including experience with analyzing account fluctuations and the preparation of consolidated financial statements and management reports.

The following is the preferred qualifications

  • One (plus) years of experience in corporate accounting/financial management, with specific focus on preparing consolidations and familiarity with consolidation software.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable of GAAP/IFRS.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel, including use of pivot tables, V-Lookups and other advanced features.
  • Proficiency with accounting software.
  • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to recognize and investigate variances, articulately summarize explanations for management review.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • Familiarity with mark-to-market and lower-of-cost-or-market inventory concepts
  • Proficiency with Business Objects Magnitude/Analytics software

Additional information

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.

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
- 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