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Assistant Director of Finance

July 8, 2019

Mission Statement

Family owned and operated for over 35 years – California Giant Berry Farms was developed by a family of passionate people who share that same passion for berries. Front planting, growing, harvesting and shipping, it takes every single person here at California Giant to get our strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries from our farms to your table.  Not only is our California Giant family dedicated to cultivating the best quality berries, but we strive to give back to our communities through charitable giving of time and money. The California Giant Foundation was formed to unify the berry grower’s philanthropic initiatives and amplify the size and scope of their giving back – we do so through countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars to 50+ worthy causes across the nation on an annual basis - such as childhood obesity and school nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, prevention and awareness, and community. What grew from a small local strawberry shipper to now an international berry company that brings smiles to homes with our fresh berries, and smiles to the ones whose lives we have touched – we are proud to be California Giant Berry Farms.

Summary Description 

The Assistant Director of Finance must have strong communication, organizational, technology and leadership skills and comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.  The position is responsible for company accounting and treasurer functions, by assisting the Director of Finance.  Must have sound judgment and the ability to quickly analyze and resolve accounting issues.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops, maintains, and approves accounting policies and procedures, and internal controls in line with industry standards, government compliance and GAAP.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates the general ledger monthly/quarterly and year-end close process.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Maintains/establishes corporate internal controls.
  • Supports the successful completion of projected consolidated financial statements, including cash flow analysis.
  • Plans, budgets and authorizes expenditures.
  • Participates in audits as requested.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company.
  • Manage and participate in expansion activity by performing due diligence and establishing proper systems and procedures.
  • Train and educate accounting personnel to handle complex accounting functions.


  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA and/or CPA  
  • 6+ years as an accounting professional
  • Experience in international accounting desired, Preferably Mexico and Chilean law.
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses

Physical Requirements 

  • The ability to sit for long periods of time; the ability to bend or stoop to access file cabinets; the ability to work long periods on a computer keyboard; ability to lift 10-20 lbs.

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