Controller at Farm Credit of Central Florida in Lakeland, Florida

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:


Farm Credit of Central Florida supports rural communities and agriculture in 13 central Florida counties including, Polk, Citrus, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Sumter, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, and Brevard. Part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the association loans funds for agricultural purposes, makes residential loans, originates leases, and sells crop insurance. Over 1,200 borrowers have chosen Farm Credit of Central Florida as their lender of choice. Farm Credit of Central Florida provides over $1 billion in originated loans and other financial services to its member-borrowers.

Farm Credit of Central Florida, a leading agribusiness lender seeks a dynamic leader for the role of Controller located at our headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. Primarily this position is responsible for the variety of analytical functions in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls.

Specifically, this role will:

  • Assists the CFO with monthly and quarterly reporting requirements including regulatory reports.
  • Reviews and maintains Association's financial statements.
  • Reviews and maintains an accurate general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares management reports for presentation to the board of directors and other reports as requested by management.
  • Ensures all accounting-related controls are implemented and performed successfully.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining internal policies and procedures as required by regulatory requirements and sound business practices.
  • Performs general ledger and loan-related queries as requested by Senior Management.
  • Establishes and maintains all internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Manages system access controls for the Association.
Required Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a Master's degree and/or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of related experience
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP.
  • Computer literacy includes loan systems, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, and other database management software.
  • Knowledge of financially related services and insurance preferred
  • Understanding of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of system access controls.
  • Understanding of organizational budget and its impact on financial results
  • Strong Supervisory, administration, and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply sound judgment and decision-making capabilities
  • Self-motivated, career-oriented, with the ability and desire to learn
  • Must adhere to Farm Credit of Central Florida's mission and core values


Thank you for your interest in Farm Credit of Central Florida. Are you ready for a career that will make a difference? As a Farm Credit team member, you will be a part of a cooperative that helps Florida farmers and ranchers with the necessary funding to provide the world with a stable, healthy, and sustainable food supply. We recognize the vitality of Florida agriculture and take pride in serving as a resource to rural America. To ensure the continuity of this resource, it takes a staff with a diverse array of expertise. Our employees come from all walks of life, all around the world. Many of our employees started their career with no agricultural background, while others are deeply rooted in the industry. Regardless of where your career has taken you, Farm Credit of Central Florida will provide you with the opportunities, tools, and resources to take you to where you want to go.

Why work for Farm Credit of Central Florida?
  • Meaningful career
  • Competitive compensation with paid time off, holidays, and volunteer time
  • Performance based incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits program
  • Generous 401(k) matching contributions, as well as additional employer contributions.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Advancement opportunity through internal postings
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Education reimbursement for approved higher education pursuits.
  • A wellness program for employees, which includes gym reimbursement and resources for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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