Senior Accountant

Job Id:  6487

California, California, United States

Department:  Production
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Job Title: Senior Accountant                                                                                                                                       FLSA Status:   Exempt                                    


about upl:

UPL is focused on emerging as a premier global provider of total crop solutions designed to secure the world’s long-term food supply. Winning farmers hearts across the globe, while leading the way with innovative products and services that make agriculture sustainable, UPL is the fastest growing company in the industry. Our successes in the field add up to powerful financials. UPL delivers results from protecting crops that translate into attractive investor value. Based on the recognition that humankind is one community, UPL’s overarching commitment is to improve areas of its presence, workplace and customer engagement.


Our purpose isOpenAg’. An agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will demonstrate strong financial aptitude, excellent business intuition, and the capability to work at multiple levels, including high level strategy and day-to-day financial details. The successful candidate must effectively partner with all stakeholders and drive & deliver finance objectives set by the business.


JOb Responsibilities:

  • Financial: Assume all facets of financial role for the North American entity, combining domestic and export activities. Responsible for budgeting/reporting, fixed assets, inventory & cost accounting, A/R & credit, treasury
  • Strategic:  Contribute to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets, and business drivers.
  • Auditory:  Responsible for timely Moth-End Closing, quarterly and annual audits.
  • Tax Analysis: Responsible for reporting federal and state corporate taxes and well as Sates Sales and Use tax.
  • Administrative: Direct and guide accounting team.  Ensure, price sheets are up to date; A/R and A/P aging reports are in compliance with corporate guidelines, approve time off and conduct performance reviews.
  • Process Improvement: Identify ways to improve customer service activities and develop and implement standard operating procedures
  • Collaboration and Cooperation: Ability to work through various situations to achieve desired results by interfacing with co-workers, supervisors, and customers, and vendors. Actively listens and communicates respectfully and effectively. Willingness to follow direction from superiors. 



  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college/university and 5+ years of relevant experience in similar business partner-oriented roles, focused on Management accounting / Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft applications, SAP
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, self-starter, ability to manage projects
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Ability manage and meet tight deadlines


  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing
  • Ability to multi-task and to manage both in short-term and longer-term projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Reports to: Controller


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Number of indirect reports – None


Travel:  None


Location:  Monrovia CA

Salary: $105,000 - $ 115,000



DECISION MAKING & ACCOUNTABILITY: Identify & understand problems, issues and opportunities, take effective decisions basis available facts, constraints and possible consequences. Applies common sense, Considers alternative options; Is decisive and able to solve complex problem


STRATEGICE MINDSET: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them to breakthrough strategy.  Understands and is able to link own work to the goals and objectives of the Department / Division / team.  Contributes to the development of strategy and key goals and communicates the vision to others.  Develops and manages implementation plans and analyses complex trends & issues and is able to effectively implement actions or outline a course to accomplish objectives.


RESULT OREINATTION: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. Eliminates obstacles that come in the way of meeting goals. Delivers results that have a clear business impact. Demonstrates a sense of urgency to meet goals/deadlines.


ORGANIZATION/PROJECT MANGEMENT: Plan and schedule work according to changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work. Ability to multi-task and project manage in a global matrixed environment.


RESOURCEFULNESS:  Identifying, Securing & deploying resources effectively & efficiently (People, funds, infrastructure) to accomplish a goal


INTERPERSONAL IMPACT: Builds a culture of collaboration and teamwork across organizational boundaries.  Can leverage relationships to achieve business impact







We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.