• Competitive
  • Gilroy, California, United States
  • Full Time
  • Chemicals
  • Mid-senior


Mackinnon Bruce is proud to be partnered with a longstanding client in the Gilroy, CA area.

Our client is a global leader in the Seed Technology and Coatings industry.

Who we are

We are a dynamic recruitment agency that has evolved since our first establishment in 2012. We work with several high-profile clients globally to help them source and retain top-tier talent.

Required experience

  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in the accounting field in private industry.
  • Analysis experience.
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel; Intermediate PowerPoint.
  • Able to learn internal systems such as Sage, PMS, and Qlik.

Role & Responsibilities

The role

The primary purpose of this role is to provide financial support to the North American business unit, by driving effective financial processes with day-to-day analysis, supporting period-end procedures, and supporting local departments. Key areas of accountability are Fixed Assets/Project Accounting, Tax support, and Capitol Management. The job holder must be able to demonstrate compliance with the group's financial controls.


  • Ensure period-end reports, including accruals, R&D hours pre-payments, journals, and WIP reviews, are prepared and posted by specified deadlines; review period-end reports with Finance System and Strategic Business Partner/BUD including proposed solutions and improvements; create period-end commentary; maintain Sage ledgers.
  • Actively participate in capital management including tracking of invoices and forecasting; meet with managers to ensure there is active input and transparency; prepare and maintain rolling overheads forecast with input from line managers.
  • Approvals for business units include wire payments and check payments.
  • Manage Fixed Assets and Project Accounting; perform all finance-related actions for payroll; serve as backup to payroll processing.
  • Manage the standard costs as part of the inventory system; support wastage review project with production.
  • Conduct training for all new hires regarding finance processes and procedures Track and update agency hours; monitor FTEs.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date price list (including PNCs) with selling prices Support KAMs with submission of selling price forms.
  • Management of credit cards including card issuance, appropriate limits, and terminations of access Raise and enter new/change customers (SOD).
  • Day-to-day project support; T&T works with all managers to free/schedule time for project involvement.
  • Support budget holders in developing an understanding of the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Ensure timely completion and review of balance sheet reconciliations and corresponding supporting information; create cash flow and balance sheet forecasts.
  • Ensure asset register is complete, accurate, and supported by managing fixed asset rolling audits Ensure accurate and timely completion and review of tax reporting; manage local tax reporting including quarterly reports, sales use, property taxes, and 1099’s; maintain understanding of local tax regulations and requirements.
  • Lead preparation of year-end information for internal and external auditors as well as group reporting packs; provide a detailed commentary to ensure all queries are answered clearly and concisely; prepare calendars and track critical dates.
  • Identify and implement process improvements within the finance department to improve efficiency, demonstrate controls, and provide cost savings.
  • Continuously review financial controls, reporting, and transaction processing routines across the NA sites taking into account levels of risk, adequacy of controls design and application, and process efficiency; develop and implement improvements to these activities based on a value-added approach.

Louis Savva
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