Director of Accounting Operations

POSTED ON 8/17/2020 CLOSED ON 8/23/2020
Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Hired Organization Address Chicago, IL Full Time

Job Posting for Director of Accounting Operations at Farmer's Business Network, Inc.


What do you get when you cross the best of Silicon Valley innovation with the agriculture economy? Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.!

We are proudly Farmers First. Created by farmers, for farmers, Farmers Business Network (FBN) is an independent and unbiased farmer-to-farmer network of thousands of American farms.  By enabling thousands of farmers to work together, anonymously and securely to democratize information, the FBN Network is helping farmers level the playing field and put power back in farmers’ hands.  

Farmers Business Network counts top VCs including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, and Acre Venture Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek among its investors. We are a dynamic, and innovative company in AgTech that offers competitive compensation and benefits.


The Director of Accounting Operations is a key leader on the Finance team who is responsible for the order to cash, procure to pay, payroll, incentive compensation, and T&E processes.  The goal of these operations is to provide excellent customer service and to implement systems, processes and controls that will result in accurate and efficient transaction processing. This position involves substantial coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders of the company as well as maintaining and building business relationships with customers, vendors and partners.  


  • Oversee the US & International daily accounting operations for order to cash, procure to pay, payroll, incentive compensation, and T&E processes.  Specific sub-processes include: coordination with sales operations on the ordering process, customer invoicing, accounts receivable management, cash application, overdue cash collections, purchase requisitions and purchase orders, vendor bills, cash disbursements, payroll processing, incentive compensation calculations, travel & expense reimbursement
  • Lead the improvement of cross functional processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial process operations and reporting
  • Assist with the process and system design improvements across all processes
  • Own chart of account mapping of accounts receivable, accounts payable, T&E  and payroll related transactions and journal entries
  • Manage audit requirements for areas of ownership
  • Implement processes and document controls to ensure SOX compliant internal control environment
  • Direct, mentor and build team, which includes managers and contributors across multiple geographical locations with expected continual growth


  • 12+ years of experience in a lead role for a company – experience with agriculture and recurring revenue businesses desirable
  • Thorough understanding of processes in scope – ideally in a high-volume and fast-paced environment
  • M&A and related integration experience, including onboarding companies onto existing systems 
  • Hands-on and deep ERP, payables and procurement system experience (preferably NetSuite), with track record of implementing systems and building operating efficiencies 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize and build strong relationships with other departments in a high growth environment
  • Knowledge of internal controls in a public company environment from a financial operations context
  • Service oriented with a collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Proficient using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form across all businesses and departments
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related area


Compensation and title for this position will be adjusted to suit your experience and qualifications. We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance. 

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration’s E-Verify program.

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