Ocean Mist Farms

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Staff Accountant, Senior
  2. Location: Castroville, CA
  3. Number: 10751
  4. Post Date: 5/1/2019
Job description

The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for general ledger accountability, financial reports and profit/loss analysis, as well as other projects as assigned. Senior Staff Accountant ensures all tasks are preformed accurately and according to GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includebut are not limited to the following:

The employee must be detail-oriented, professional-minded, and maintain a professional image at all times.  Must be honest, trustworthy and respectful of self and others, demonstrate a strong work ethic and adhere to our mission, vision and guiding values.  The Employee must also adhere to all Company policies and practices while representing the Company in an ethical and professional manner in all interactions with employees, growers, customers, visitors and government agencies.

  • Maintain general ledger.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements by analyzing and summarizing account information.
  • Maintain fixed asset processing and reporting schedules. (includes all subsidiary ledgers)
  • Assist with developing and analyzing the annual operating budget.
  • Prepare year end crop profit/loss accountability reports.
  • Assist with bank statement reconciling for both accounts payable and payroll.
  • Prepare monthly account balancing and reconciling.
  • Assist with year end closing and financial audits
  • Assist with staff supervision.
  • Prepare current year and prior year fluctuations.
  • Act as backup to accounting department as necessary.
  • Other duties projects as assigned.


  • Accounting degree plus 2 years finance experience.
  • MBA or CPA certification a plus.
  • Experience in agriculture industry desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Famous, Excel and Word preferred.
  • Ability to learn/carry out new duties with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and peers.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is desired.
  • Ability to manage project from its initiation to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to use 10-key calculator by touch, telephone, computer keyboard, fax, postage meter, photocopy, machine and other clerical and office equipment.
  • Ability to work an office environment, often sitting for long periods of time.          
  • Ability to stoop, reach, walk and other physical activities associated with an office environment.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds without undue physical exertion.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Requires sufficient sight and hearing to perform all duties.

The Company reserves the right to update job descriptions periodically. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

TITLE: Staff Accountant, Senior


REPORTS TO: Office Manager


STATUS: Non-Exempt

CUSTOMARY WORK SCHEDULE: Normal business hours, holidays and weekends as required.


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

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