Cargill Senior Accountant in Wayzata, Minnesota

Senior Accountant

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


This position is a key member of the global financial reporting team within Cargill’s Corporate Accounting & Finance (A&F) group. Corporate A&F is a global center of expertise (COE) within the finance job family that provides consolidated financial information to Cargill’s external and internal stakeholders. An experience within Corporate A&F COE offers a broad global perspective of the businesses that Cargill operates in while at the same time interacting with employees across the globe.

This position will develop a strong knowledge of the consolidation processes and accounting policies, while providing a role in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for internal and external customers such as internal financial leadership, shareholders and board of directors. Other responsibilities include developing strong working relationships with reporting units around the world and providing them assistance in resolving complex structure, accounting, and financial reporting issues; assisting in the implementation of updates to the financial reporting systems; initiating and implementing process improvements; and leading other projects in the section.

  • 40% Provide a leadership role in quarterly and year-end closes based on a strong knowledge of the consolidations processes and systems with emphasis on resolving intercompany and investment related issues.

  • 30% Lead work done with reporting locations worldwide to resolve complex structure, accounting, and financial reporting issues. Develop a strong understanding of US GAAP accounting policies by working with Technical Accounting COE group.

  • 15% Participate in project work within Corporate A&F COE, gaining an understanding of various geography’s organizations and how they manage reporting. Work on other projects teaming with functions and COEs, ensuring an inclusive and effective team.

  • 15% Improve processes and reporting by using a variety of technologies, such as PowerBI, K2, and Disclosure Management.


Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum of five years of relevant accounting experience

  • Ability to manage projects from inception to completion

  • Ability to provide leadership in team environment

  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills, especially effective with reporting units around the world

  • Highly motivated and self-starter

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the financial reporting process and Cargill accounting policies

  • Financial Consolidation System knowledge

  • Experience in intercompany and investment processes

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06989