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Financial Specialist

Denver, CO | Accounting and Finance
Job ID: 70642
Listed on 4/13/2017

Financial Specialist

Denver, CO 

Position Purpose: The Financial Specialist will have primary responsibility for financial transactions pertaining to wheat raw materials. This position will be a key support role for the Settlements team. This position reports to the Settlements Manager and has direct accountability to Risk Management. Principal Responsibilities: 1.) Grain contract management – monitoring open contracts, closing completed contracts, confirming balances with suppliers for contract overfills and underfills 2.) Receive wheat into inventory 3.) Process settlements with suppliers 4.) Daily monitoring of reports to validate transactions have been processed properly 5.) Complete other projects, tasks and responsibilities as assigned Essential Functions/Requirements: 5% Travel may be required Education: High School diploma or equivalent. However, preferred Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Experience: Minimum of 1+ years in accounting or finance positions with extensive experience working in a team environment. Preferred, • General Ledger experience, including Balance Sheet reconciliation • Contract application experience • Commodities background Skills: • Demonstrated capability to collaborate and execute cross functionally • Strategic thinking to establish, improve and stream line processes and procedures • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), presentation and influencing skills • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Experience working in a business environment • Experience with implementing, and monitoring internal controls and effective policies Challenges: • Establishment of  policies and procedures that effectively support and control the size of the business • Supporting the business with multiple ERP systems • Supporting almost 40 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico • Ensuring consistency and compliance of policies across all locations and functions • Creating processes that are efficient and simple with