Grain Accountant - Leland Farmers Company - Leland, IL




Grain Accountant/Grain Origination 


Leland Farmers Company, founded in 1904, is seeking a seasoned and experienced grain accountant that can help propel the company forward. Candidates first and primary role would be grain accounting and secondary role would be grain origination and customer service.  




Provides direction, controls, and makes recommendations to the General Manager about the financial, audit preparation, tax, investment, and insurance activities of the company. 


Prepares financial reports and budgets summarizing and forecasting company business activities and financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations. 


Ensures that all activities are completed in advance, for both month end accounting and the year end audit function at the end of each fiscal year to provide the GM with future projections and save audit time and expense. 


Able to assist the DM with developing and implementing planning, and compliance for all federal, state, and local taxes. 


Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.  Delegates authority for receipt, disbursement, banking, protection and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments. 


Evaluates need for procurement of funds and investment of surplus.  Advises GM on investments and loans. 


Analyzes and organizes office operations and procedures for all accounting, payroll, personnel, and administrative responsibilities. 




Interact with customers via phone and/or in person to communicate and provide information regarding our company grain policies and procedures. 


Provide cash, basis, hedge to arrive or other specific contracts offered by LFC.  


Enter grain purchase contracts efficiently and accurately into the accounting system. 


Maintain and develop the customer base through phone calls, emails, walk in traffic, etc. 


Daily interaction with the management team to ensure commodity position balances via reconciliation of cash contracts and futures activity. 


Performs all other duties as assigned such as operating the scale when needed.  




Normally requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and at least 6 years’ experience in accounting or finance or a related area to demonstrate financial leadership in the areas of risk analysis, cost/benefit analysis, internal controls, auditing, and budgeting.  


A CPA certification is strongly preferred. 


Demonstrated essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development. 


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must be able to travel independently and overnight. 


Must be able to work hours beyond those considered normal. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check.  


This is a full-time exempt position that will report to the General manager of the cooperative. 


Benefits include: 

  • Health/Vison/Dental Insurance 

  • Simple IRA with employer match 

  • Paid Holidays along with up to two weeks PTO 

  • Bonus opportunity  



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