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Farm Accountant

Our client in the Agricultural sector seeks to hire for the role of a Farm Accountant.


  • HND/BSC in accounting, finance, agricultural economics, or a related field.
  • Professional certification such as ICAN, ACCA, or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting or finance, preferably in the agriculture or agribusiness sector.
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices, crop production cycles, and farm management principles.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic agricultural environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining accurate financial records for farm operations, including income, expenses, and inventory.
  • Monitor cash flow, budget variances, and financial performance against targets.
  • Preparing financial reports and statements for management review and decision-making.
  • Analyzing production costs, including labor, materials, and overheads, to identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
  • Implementing cost control measures to optimize farm profitability while maintaining quality and productivity standards.
  • Conducting regular cost-benefit analyses of farming activities and investments.
  • Overseeing inventory tracking and management systems for agricultural inputs, supplies, and harvested crops.
  • Coordinating with procurement and production teams to maintain optimal inventory levels and minimize wastage.
  • Preparing and submitting tax returns, government reports, and regulatory filings as required.
  • Collaborating with external auditors and regulatory agencies during audits and inspections.
  • Assisting in the development of annual budgets and financial forecasts for farm operations.
  • Conducting financial analysis and scenario modeling to support strategic decision-making and business planning.
  • Providing financial insights and recommendations to management based on analysis of key performance indicators.
  • Tracking and analyzing farm performance metrics, such as yield per hectare, cost per unit of production, and profitability by crop or product.
  • Identifying trends, issues, and opportunities for improvement in farm operations.
  • Working closely with farm managers and agronomists to implement corrective actions and optimize farm performance.
  • Evaluating and recommending technology solutions to streamline farm accounting processes, enhance data accuracy, and improve operational efficiency.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in farm management software, agricultural finance, and agribusiness innovation.
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