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03/05/2019 10:16 AM | Anonymous

About R.D. Offutt Company

R.D. Offutt Company is a six-generation, family-owned and operated collection of business that includes RDO Equipment Co. (agriculture and construction equipment sales and service), R.D. Offutt Farms (farms and food producing operations in 12 states), Idahoan (instant potato products), PROffutt (real estate and development), BC Contracting (construction services) and Luke’s Organic (organic snack food producer). This broad organization is built on and succeeds due to the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, Ron Offutt.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our stakeholders and customers in any way we can every day.

Job Summary

This Midwest financial leadership position is responsible for financial reporting in concern of the Company’s Midwest farming businesses located in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.  Interfacing with management as well as external stakeholders such as farm partners, audit/tax professionals, and lenders will be important areas of responsibility.  Some management reporting will also be involved.  Maintenance and improvement of financial/accounting systems and timely and accurate generation of financial statements prepared consistent with GAAP is important.  Establishing and maintaining a system of accounting and proper internal controls is also important.  This position will supervise a team of professionals and work closely with the Midwest Regional Manager – Finance, Accounting and Business Process Manager, operations, treasury, FP&A, and holding company financial reporting personnel.

Job Duties Include

• Manage the growth and development of accounting functions of the organization

• Responsible to encourage teamwork within the accounting team

• Works independently and with team members creating consistent, logical and effective solutions to various issues within the accounting and finance arena

• Work with management on understanding accounting process and serves as an expert for complex accounting transactions

• Develop and implement accounting processes for Company’s tax planning initiatives

• Manage the growth and development of the accounting functions of the organization

• Manage the monthly financial statement review process for timely and accurate financial reporting, and present financial results to various levels within the Company

• Oversees the calculation and development of significant, complex accounting estimates

• Manages multiple companies’ monthly and year closing processes

• Manages the preparation and oversight of multiple companies’ compliance and regulatory audits

• Work with management on understanding accounting processes and serves as an expert for complex accounting transactions

• Be a self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with other personnel and management

• Represent self and company in a professional and positive manner

• Attend required company meetings and training and participate in constructive discussion

• Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook

• Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of the company

• Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set

• Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service

• Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• 7+ years of work-related experience leading and managing within the accounting field
• Proven people management skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
• 15% travel required
• Candidate must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

Visit Us:

3325 South Washington Street
Suite B2
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Contact Us: 

 (701) 775-7111
or (877) 637-2727

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