Job Detail

  • Job ID 29661

Job Description

Employment: Full-Time Regular Status         

Department: Accounting

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Sun Pacific began in 1969 with the purchase of 72 acres of oranges in Exeter, California. Today Sun Pacific owns more than 40,000 acres in California and ships 35 million boxes of fresh fruit annually. As the acreage has grown, so has our expertise and attention to detail in farming and packing the highest quality product. Today, with over 3,000 employees, Sun Pacific is the largest grower/shipper of navel oranges in the world, and the largest grower/shipper of table grapes, mandarins, and kiwi in North America.

JOB SUMMARY: The Financial Analyst will work closely with executive management, accounting, and farming to bridge the gap from historical results to predicted performance; increase financial transparency and understanding throughout the Company; and, assist with the Company’s medium and long-term financial planning for its farming operations.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Financial Analyst reports directly to the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. The Financial Analyst will have a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Farming Directors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Preparation and analysis of annual farming budget;
  • Preparation of quarterly farming budget variance analysis and reporting;
  • Preparation of cost/benefit analysis and reporting;
  • Bench marking with other growers;
  • Providing operational analysis to farm management to assist in troubleshooting;
  • Development of analytical tools and processes;
  • Preparation of crop reports for Board review;
  • Field meetings with farm management to gain comprehensive understanding of cultural practices, crop performance, and cost contributing factors;
  • Management and maintenance of specific ranch attribute data;
  • Management and maintenance of Crop Performance Report (CPR);
  • Regression analysis and reporting;
  • Material price analysis and reporting;
  • Labor cost analysis and reporting;
  • Crop defect analysis and reporting;
  • Preparation and analysis of Crop Insurance
  • Performing all other duties and projects, as assigned.



  • 3+ years of relevant analytical experience in the Ag industry;
  • B.S. in accounting, finance, or related;
  • High level of commercial acumen;
  • Able to solve complex problems utilizing critical thinking skills;
  • Significant analytical skillset, including the utilization of MS Power BI and reporting tools;
  • Advanced computer software skills with MS Office programs, including writing macros in Excel and other accounting packages;
  • Experienced with ARC-GIS and Famous ERP (or their equivalent);
  • Strong quantitative analysis capabilities;
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to build productive relationships;
  • Excellent supervision and leadership of support staff (when assigned);
  • Accurate and thorough Board-level presentation of analysis and financial projections; and,
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.


Compensation: $100K plus DOE

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