Job Info
Job Title: Grower Accountant
Location: Hollister, CA
Job Number: 11003
Posted Date: 9/8/2019
Job description

Berry People is a year-round, full-line shipper of organic and conventional berries and avocados, and owner of the Berry People® and Avo People® brands.  Headquartered in Hollister, California, the company’s ownership and key alliance partners hold important production assets in California, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.  Berry People operates with a strong company ethos along its entire supply chain that emphasizes complementarity, stewardship, and empathy.

The Grower Accountant will manage all product, materials, and service vendor rates and AP Invoice processing, as well as accounting for all expenses incurred on our grower-clients' behalf, providing timely and accurate grower-lot accounting and reporting. This role requires a keen understanding of fresh produce sales operations, together with an intricate working knowledge of the costs incurred along the fresh produce supply chain.  


  • Vendor, Product, & Location Record maintenance in transaction and accounting systems
  • Cost Accounting and system Cost Template maintenance for each supply deal
  • Manage transaction system to Supplier Agreement terms (margin, expenses, cash flow, reporting)
  • Lot File maintenance
  • Harvest & Pre-Season Advance tracking and recovery
  • Trade Commission Assessment & Rebate tracking and recovery
  • Problem Lot & Claims Resolution
  • Lot Cost & Profitability Analysis
  • Approve Lots for Advance, Pre-Final, and Final Liquidation payments
  • Grower Sales Reporting
  • Reconcile COGS activity between transaction and accounting systems
  • Vendor AP Invoice Reconciliation, Coding, and Entry into transaction and accounting systems
  • Ensure timely and accurate recovery of all expenses and sales credits incurred on Growers’ behalf

Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced Excel Required
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Outlook)
  • Proficient in Accounting & Transaction Software (i.e. Quickbooks, Famous)
  • Working Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Working Knowledge of Cost Accounting Principles
  • Effective Written and Verbal Communication
  • English & Spanish Bi-Literacy Required


  • Rigorous Attention to Detail
  • Works effectively in a Volatile & Fast Paced Environment
  • Highly Organized and Efficient
  • Takes Pride in a Job Well Done
  • Personable, Reliable, and Trustworthy
  • Creative & Tenacious Problem Solver

Experience & Education:

  • Agricultural, Fresh Produce, and/or Perishables Work Experience is Highly Preferred
  • Accounting & Administration Experience, 5+ years
  • AA or BA in Accounting, or related emphasis preferred. Consideration given to combined education, experience, and track-record.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to Senior Leadership Team
  • Interacts with Owners, Management, Growers, Customers, and Materials & Service Providers
  • Works in collaboration with Sales, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Operations, and AR/AP team members on daily internal business activity

Salary:  Commensurate with experience, ability, and education.  Includes base salary and bonus compensation. 

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Hollister, CA

Benefits: We provide a very competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Package

Contact: or call +1.831.245.3500

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