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?

Duties:

  • 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.

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