Harrison Farms, Inc.

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Chief Financial Officer/Controller
  2. Location: Yuma, AZ
  3. Number: 10329
  4. Post Date: 6/27/2018
Job description

Position Overview:

To provide leadership and coordination of company financial information, capital budgeting, debt financing, budget management function, and all financial related activities in the business.



  • Produce monthly financial statements for the businesses including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow projections on a timely basis (i.e. within 15 days of end of the month)
  • Manage or perform all activities related to financial accounting such as: invoicing; refunds; inventory evaluation; payroll and payroll taxes; management and payment of suppliers; assistance in the ongoing monitoring and management of banking relationships, including bank lines of credit; cash flow analysis and the management of short and long term debts; performing bank and other key reconciliations, supervising general banking duties; preparation of annual budgets; and preparation of cash flow forecasts on a monthly basis
  • Proactive analysis of the monthly financial statements for the businesses including: analysis of key financial performance indicators and trends, including financial ratios; comparison of actual results to budget with suggestions of corrective actions
  • Develop and execute a credit extension policy for customers. Secure liens, collect past due account receivables and other accounts
  • Manage or perform fixed asset inventories, depreciation schedules, and fixed asset values
  • Prepare the annual financial statements for the businesses (cash and accrual), including working paper support, for review by outside financial advisors, lenders, and CPA. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Annual tax management planning
    • Preparation of annual financial ratio review
    • Developing and monitoring of growth model (Financial Scorecard)
    • Actual to budget analysis
  • Coordinate closely with the CPA in preparation of detailed financial statements and year end closing procedures
  • Manage or perform all tax reporting and payments such as quarterly payroll taxes and fuel taxes
  • Prepare financial analysis for capital budgeting scenarios such as: Payback Period; Internal Rate of Return; Net Present Value; and Lease vs. Purchase
  • Prepare and refine the annual budget
    • Provide crop projections and acres to the agronomist and fertilizer company
    • Forecast variable, fixed, and employee expenses for the upcoming year
    • Make schedules of land rent and debt payments
  • Keep detailed crop records for each field
    • Record plant dates, fertilizer/chemical records, seed usage, yields, etc. for each field
    • Prepare spreadsheets of crop quality (where applicable)
    • Be prepared to develop and report required data to the FSA and other USDA agencies.
    • Prepare all needed and required information that may be required by any regulatory agency or other entity (customer, etc.)
  • Prepare year end income statements broken down by enterprise
    • See that all necessary invoices are entered into field file
    • Oversee crop classification in accounting system
    • Break down workers time by crop (where possible)
  • Establish, implement and monitor financial controls to include fraud and embezzlement controls and cash receipts management
  • Assistance with companies’ insurance programs
  • Manage or perform cost accounting for all cost centers                                      
  • Manage the maintenance of office equipment – computers, printers, fax, copier, telephones, employee time entry system, etc.
  • Management oversight of secretary and accounting clerk
  • Other duties as assigned by CEO



  • Prepare all needful information and records for annual GAP audit
  • Evaluate strategic impact of different revenue streams, firm expansion, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development activities, and vendor relationships
  • Prepare financial trend analysis on other entities owned by family as required
  • Maintain an effective information filing system for document filing and retrieval
  • Assistance with special projects, preparation of financial aspects of new business opportunities and ventures
  • Periodically provide support and management of production related activities
  • Interview job applicants and help the partners hire new employees


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting with a strong finance background
  • Ability to communicate and interact with vendors and the management team
  • Knowledge of accounting software
  • Strong knowledge and abilities with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and concepts
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and cash flow forecasting techniques, financial statement analysis, and financial controls
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Unquestionable willingness to keep office files, financial information, and other company related information confidential
  • Ability to work independently & with a team
  • Strong ability to communicate with all types of personalities
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of Agriculture is helpful
  • Willingness to work in the production areas in times of need
  • Ability to use technology effectively
  • Work hours may be flexible depending on seasonal workload, some Saturday hours may be required during peak seasons.
  • Must attend continuing education and may be encouraged to attend career enhancing programs
  • Live in the area with reasonable commute


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization as assigned by upper management.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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