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Controller, Mastronardi BerryWorld America in Livonia MI

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Mastronardi Produce
Title: 
Controller, Mastronardi BerryWorld America
Date: 
09/10/2020
Job ID: 
CONTR02904
Location: 
Livonia MI
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Accountant, Controller, Cost Accountant
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BerryWorld America, a joint venture with Mastronardi Produce Limited, North America’s leading grower and distributor of greenhouse produce, has created a partnership that will “WOW™” the North American berry market.

This is a significant and exciting development, which aims to provide high quality, exclusive berries that start with best-in-class varietal development to deliver exceptional flavour.

Combining Mastronardi Produce\u0027s track record of game-changing innovation, high tech operations, and fresh produce marketing expertise with BerryWorld\u0027s exclusive varieties, category management, and global berry expertise will make BerryWorld America a unique alternative for the North American berry market.

BerryWorld believes the berries we are bringing to the category will change consumer expectations of how a berry should taste.

Primary Responsibilities:

Prepare and review the month end financial processing, for BerryWorld and various subsidiaries, including reconciliation of accounts, preparation of supporting schedules, adjusting entries, variance and ratio analysis and financial statement review

  • Oversight and stewardship of spending to monitor spend levels versus budget with early identification of items out of budget scope and other trends at variance to budget
  • Performs analysis on cost of business activities and recommends opportunities for cost savings
  • Have a vital role in the preparation of the annual budgeting process, including pre-budget analysis and research
  • Participate in the annual external audit, tax preparation and be involved with periodic regulatory requests
  • Ensure that adequate management controls are in place to protect the owner’s assets. As appropriate, design and document financial control policies and procedures
  • Develop and mentor a team of professional staff
  • Develop processes within the Finance Department to provide timely financial reporting and analysis, operating/capital budgets and tax planning/compliance
  • Identify key performance drivers (metrics) and opportunities that can be leveraged to improve the organization\u0027s profitability and create value for all stakeholders. Implement a process for tracking and measuring results both at the corporate and business unit level
  • Assure a complete understanding of the accounting and legal ramifications of operating in international business environments
  • Determines depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions

Education/Background Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited University/college is required; master’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience at an assistant controller level or relevant experience with a recognized accounting firm is preferable
  • CPA designation required

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Need to be creative, adaptable and able to accurately handle out-of-the-ordinary micro issues with a sense of urgency
  • Must possess excellent communication and presentation skills and be comfortable interacting with executive-level management, present information and direction, and field questions from managers, employees and external contacts
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision or similar ERP system preferred
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal laws and requirements to maintain compliance to all relevant statues and guiding principles
  • Experience in the food and beverage industry is desirable
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

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