Looking for a career at OPC? See below for a list of current positions available.
The Staff Accountant to be responsible for journal entries, month-end closing and reconciliations, grower contract review and reporting, as well as some cost accounting and other general accounting duties. This position requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment on significant matters. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Maintenance and oversight for ledger accounts.
- Complete month reconciliations and financial review.
- Provides in depth analysis of financial results and prepares management interpretations. Collects, analyzes and utilizes key performance metrics critical to the operation’s success. Provides detailed support to corporate management.
- Recommends process improvements and continually looks for cost optimization.
- High aptitude for Financial Analysis
- Effective communication with Management, Co-workers and Vendors
- Customer focused
- Professional and friendly attitude
- Knowledge of subsidiary ledger and general ledger accounting
- Knowledge of software – Windows and MS Office (particularly Excel)
- Familiarity with ERP systems. Experience with Microsoft Navision (not required but considered a plus)
- Strong organizational skills
- Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
- Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
4 year degree in Finance or Accounting
2+ years in general Accounting preferred
The Plant Controller is responsible for the general ledger accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and in maintaining and developing internal controls for Washington Potato Company’s Pasco Processing facility. Develops and maintains accounting policies and procedures to ensure financial reports and other financial information and systems are accurate, in accordance with GAAP, timely, and informative. Assist other departments in process improvement, information/process flows as well as assist them in accounting related issues.
Located in Pasco, Washington, this is a manufacturing and processing plant.
The Plant Controller position requires the ability to highlight trends for management. This service oriented position functions as critical support is as a pivot point for ensuring accuracy and timeliness in satisfying day-to-day Plant and Department informational needs. In addition, this position will supervise the Inventory, accounts payable and receivable, cost and general Accountant positions.
The individual in this position will be required to manage all accounting positions and reporting to the executive team. The individual must be a quick learner to fully understand the operations of the plant to service internal reporting needs, along with having the ability to make decisions based on limited information. In addition, the individual in this position must demonstrate initiative, problem solving and be self-motivated; along with having the ability to train others. Effective working relationships and communications are key to the success of this position.
This position requires ease in adapting to quickly changing duties, responsibilities, and priorities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Carries out monthly financial statement preparation and reporting.
- Will have fiduciary responsibilities.
- Provides in depth analysis and reporting of financials.
- Responsible for accurate set up of plant standard costs.
- Manage general accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable and receivable functions. This includes defining expectations, hiring, training, troubleshooting, and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Maintain effective working relationship with external vendors and service providers.
- Able to develop and maintain a system of internal controls
- Provides financial support to plant level and executive management regarding ongoing plant improvement projects.
- Recommends process improvements and works with management and staff to identify cost optimization.
- Organizes and structures the project performance and goal achievement of staff level accountants.
- Supervise the inventory, grower and general accounting positions.
- Able to follows safe work practices and policies for a manufacturing plant operating heavy machinery.
- Will perform other special projects as assigned by the executive leadership team.
- Individual should be able to pass a background check and credit history check.
Education and/or Experience Required –
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in accounting or business from four-year college or university; plus five years related experience; OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills needed to successfully perform the essential job functions.
- Able to supervise others and meet deadlines
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required –
- Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, policies, laws, and best practices; processes and techniques.
- Proficient with budgeting and forecasting models
- Effective oral, written communication and intrapersonal skills;
- Able to present information and respond to questions from operations management, clients, customers, and other stakeholders.
- Able to learn and understand complex computer systems and programs.
- Able to work independently, and to effectively manage and direct the work of others.
- Able to develop and maintain a system of internal controls.
- Ability to work with diverse staff to accomplish plant goals and objectives.
- Ability to effectively work on multiple assignments, while responding to frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
- Experience with manufacturing and/or agricultural accounting a plus.
- Experience with data analysis and SQL a plus
The Loss Control Representative will manage and develop loss control programs related to operating risk and insurance; researches and reports on cost effective plans to minimize loss; evaluates risk exposures, formulates preventative strategies, and trains the workforce in safety best practices; and ensures compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to loss control and workplace safety.
- Visits facilities to assess risk; prepares reports outlining findings.
- Advises on fire protection and other loss control measures.
- Manages implementation of loss control recommendations.
- Maintains COPE information on all insured properties and provides input to Risk Manager on Statement of Values.
- Prepares loss control reports for insurance renewals.
- Manages third party visits with loss control representatives from insurance companies and brokers.
- Assesses new construction for loss potential and suggests risk-mitigating modifications to specifications or designs.
- Identifies and evaluates potential risks in mergers and acquisitions.
- Maintains and develops knowledge of technical developments and changes to fire and building codes.
- Assists facilities with the development of workplace safety programs.
- Develops fleet safety and driver training programs.
- Assists facilities with maintaining compliance with EPA, DOT, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of loss prevention codes (NFPA, FM, API, ASME, etc.), standards and industry practices.
- Knowledge of environmental health and safety standards for workplace safety. (WA L&I,, OSHA)
- Good understanding of the insurance industry and principles of underwriting.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to observe situations, identify weaknesses, and propose solutions.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, Science, or Business Administration required.
- At least five years of related experience required with a record of good underwriting and loss control recommendations.
- Certification by at least one professional organization in the risk management field (such as CSP, ASP, ALCM, or ARM) preferred.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Must be able and willing to travel to various locations in WA, OR, and ID.
- Must be able to traverse various facilities to assess risks.