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Business analyst

Company: Farm Credit East, ACA
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description/Job SummaryJoin a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East is the leading provider of loans and financial accounting services to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and agricultural business owners across the northeast with over $8 billion in loan volume and over $28 million in financial accounting service revenue generated annually. When you pursue a career with Farm Credit East, you have the opportunity to positively impact the families and businesses that drive the Northeast economy.As a Business Analyst, you will be responsible for providing various support functions to our financial accounting services at Farm Credit East. The services you will be managing include but are not limited to: preparation and management of customer accounting records, preparation of customer financial statements, setup and maintenance of depreciation schedules, 1099 preparation, income tax return support, and generation of management and compliance reports.A basic understanding of accounting principles is key, as are excellent communication and customer service skills. You will work closely with our tax and accounting staff, consultants, and other business units to develop a strong understanding of Farm Credit East's products and services in order to provide valuable solutions to your customer's financial and business needs. The ideal candidates will possess a proactive mindset along with a willingness to cultivate relationships with both new and existing clients.

Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. All new employees receive one-on-one coaching to help them understand their roles. Additional technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.Responsibilities/DutiesThe employee is accountable for the following:

  • Direct Provision of Financial Services: Provide high-value financial services to customers for a profitable fee. Accurately prepare financial accounting records for customers including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, adjusting journal entries, and additional financial reports as needed. Accurate preparation of 1099's in addition to processing payroll quarterlies. Maintain proper documentation and communication with customer members and staff in order to respond to internal and external customer needs.
    • Member Relations/Teamwork: Provide outstanding customer service (both internal and external) and deliver exceptional customer experience and value by setting, communicating and meeting customer expectations. Demonstrate a strong community commitment and professional presence that contributes to the overall positive image of Farm Credit East. Act in a forthright and ethical manner, display a positive attitude and contribute positively to the overall morale of the team and association. Assist other team members and contribute to training.Required EducationThe position requires, at minimum, an Associate's Degree in Accounting, Business or a related field with some accounting credits. General knowledge of agriculture is desirable, but not required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Knowledge of: Accounting; general and agricultural income tax principles; agriculture; Farm Credit East products, services, fees and their applications to customers' needs; economic conditions in industries served; Federal and State rules and regulations; and Farm Credit East and FCA operations, policies and procedures.
        • Skills in: building business relationships; creating value for customers; completing an accurate and professional product; verbal and written communications; interpersonal relations; listening; computers and technology; decision making; and creative problem-solving.
          • Ability to: Achieve goals; be accurate and detailed; accept and implement corporate strategies; demonstrate the values of Farm Credit East; maintain confidentiality; be a self-starter; be assertive; relate positively to others; work within a team environment; listen to customers; use Association systems and computers; be logical; work within deadlines; overcome objections; manage time; assess and accept risk appropriately; professionally represent Farm Credit East.
            Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235

            About Farm Credit East, ACA:

            Farm Credit East is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture, including farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators, forest products producers, fishermen, lobstermen, part-time growers, agribusiness owners and country home owners.We are a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries across the United States. Since 1916 the Farm Credit System has supplied the nation's agricultural industry with nearly one-third of its credit needs.How we operate: Farm Credit East is a cooperative. We are owned by more than 15,000 customers in our seven-state territory and governed by a board of directors. In addition to customer-elected directors, the board includes appointed directors who bring additional skills and capabilities to the boardroom. Learn more about the diverse customers we serve by visiting our website at www.farmcrediteast.comWhere we get funds: Unlike commercial banks, Farm Credit institutions do not take deposits. Instead, money is raised by selling system-wide bonds on Wall Street. The proceeds are then channeled through Farm Credit banks and Associations to agricultural producers and cooperatives. Because of the market acceptance and attractiveness of Farm Credit securities and the volume of funds raised, Farm Credit East is able to offer competitive interest rates and unlimited amounts of capital to the agricultural sector.Where we are located: Farm Credit East has 20 branch offices within Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Farm Credit East's service to each of our states, visit our website at

Keywords: Farm Credit East, ACA, Trenton , Business analyst, Professions , Lebanon, New Jersey

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