Cargill RTR GL Senior Analyst in Heredia, Costa Rica

RTR GL Senior Analyst

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

This position is a key member of the Financial Shared Services RTR Accounting team, which provides accounting services for Cargill Business Units and Functions. This person is responsible for Cost Accounting activities; including accounting for plant expenses, allocations, monthly journal entries, month-end plant close, inventory valuations, and balance sheet reconciliations. This position will be required to cross train in the RTR Accounting team to create depth and provide support to other team members. May serve as backup for critical tasks for other members.

Principal Accountabilities

75% Financial Accounting:

  • Act as primary point of contact for selected functional groups or business unit partners for which you are the primary accountant as Controllers as much Spanish as English communications. Ensure all internal controls are in place and monitored, financial processes are performed timely and accurately, and all accounting is done in accordance with Cargill Policies and GAAP.

  • Perform Business Unit/Functional accounting services ensuring correct financial data.

  • Perform period end close processes, timely and accurately, ensuring correct financial data.

  • Perform monthly SG&A expenses analysis, ensuring accurately reported.

  • Prepare BU/Function reporting to highlight financial result analysis, ensure all is in compliance with US GAAP and local tax rule.

  • Prepare and complete financial consolidations and reporting schedules, monthly, quarterly, and annually, ensuring all is accurate before submission.

  • Prepare and complete Balance Sheet reconciliation ensuring all account balances are appropriately supported and comply with Cargill’s Balance Sheet Account Reconcialition and Analysis policy.

  • Provide financial support to BU’s/Functions.

  • Support annual statutory auditing and tax function for any analysis reporting for assigned BU.

  • Work with BU to comply with GAAP and local tax requirements.

  • Participate in process improvement/miscellaneous projects within Finance Shared Services.

  • Cross train within Accounting team to create depth and provide support to other team members. May serve as backup for critical tasks for other members.

15% Business Partnering:

  • Effective and timely communication with BU/Function wherever necessary.

  • Provide accounting/finance support for BU/Function, as requested.

  • Participate in BU/Function meetings, as requested.

  • Work as support and backup for the RTR Supervisor

5% Compliance & Process Efficiency:

  • Meet all agreed KPI and complete services within the SLA.

  • Review financial accounting processes and key internal control point to monitor alignment with the standard

5% Compliance & Process Efficiency:

  • Review accounting processes and escalate deviations to Team Leader.

  • Maintain all documentation and update timely.

  • Initiate, suggest and demonstrate process improvement

  • Any other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years in accounting experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or university in progress.

  • Works well independently, comfortable moving forward in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving skills, and decision making skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to internal control

  • English B2 USA ---B1 for LATAM

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Outlook)

  • Strong customer service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of JD Edwards or AS400

  • Experience working under preasure and doing more than one task at time

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SAN02125