Are you ready to make a difference in Illinois agriculture?
Do you enjoy working with numbers and finding creative solutions?
Are you passionate about doing good work and helping farm families?
- Build and maintain relationships with cooperators.
- Make farm visits to cooperators to acquire the necessary information to get an accurate and complete record of the farm business.
- Interpret and deliver financial analysis as well as educate the cooperators on good management practices and understanding their risk tolerance.
- Assist with income tax planning and preparation.
- Analyze needs of the cooperators and counsel on special topics, such as farm succession planning, estate planning, and forward-looking financial statements.
- Research and keep up-to-date with relevant developments in agriculture, tax, and business management.
- Market and promote FBFM services to potential cooperators who could benefit from the program.
- Collaborate with other professionals including other FBFM Staff, lenders, attorneys, and university specialists.
- Participate in continuing education efforts to maintain a high level of proficiency in technical subject matter areas relating to the professional responsibilities.
- Schedule tasks accordingly to meet deadlines.
- Communicate confidently with members and the ag community through outreach programs.
- Innovate & adopt new technologies & processes to improve efficiency and program quality.
Required Qualifications, Skills & Attributes of a Successful Candidate:
- Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Accounting, Business, Finance or a related-field.
- Agriculture/Farming background or a working knowledge of farm operations, the ag industry, and accounting/finance principles.
- Enrolled Agent or CPA license preferred.
- Effective utilization of computer technology, software and applications.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and analytical skills.
- High expectations for success.
- Strong ability to work in a fast paced, growth oriented, multi staff office environment.
- A self-starter who can manage time wisely and work under limited supervision.
- Self discipline to work independently and flexibility to work as part of a team.
- The desire to work with farm families on business and tax matters.
- Ability to handle a heavy work load from November through April.
- Willingness to live in the cooperator service area.
What we Offer:
Illinois FBFM offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Candidates must have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and pass a background check. Offers of employment to prospective new hires will be made contingent upon the results of the criminal background check, personal and professional reference checks, and other pre-employment assessments.