MID-CO COMMODITIES, headquartered in Bloomington, Ill., offers
professional price-risk management services for all agricultural
commodities. MID-CO employees are experienced commodity risk
consultants providing constant analysis of both technical and
fundamental dynamics of the futures market. MID-CO has 30 branch
offices in Illinois and Iowa. MID-CO COMMODITIES is part of the
GROWMARK System, a regional agriculture cooperative serving more
than 250,000 customers across North America.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Responsible for assisting with the processing of orders and
customer information to and from MID-CO's clearing brokers and
MID-CO's Commodity Risk Consultants. Responsible for monitoring the
daily activity input to the accounting system, initiating cash
movement between MID-CO and customers, performing the primary
duties of all the back office personnel on a daily basis during
periods of absence or high volume, maintaining the MID-CO website,
inputting and verifying the accuracy of daily futures and options
trades and responding to customer inquiries.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Dispatches and records orders with clearing brokers via
electronic order entry system and by phone.
Monitors status of working orders and conducts appropriate order
checks and verifications with clearing brokers as necessary.
Primary support for Futures Accounting Specialist.
Handle margin calls and excess funds by initiating movement,
keying into the system and verifying receipt/withdrawal.
Maintain the MID-CO website for all updates, announcements and
Verifies accuracy of daily futures and options trades, and
reports any discrepancies.
Enters and monitors input of the daily activity to the
Responds to customer account inquiries.
Maintains administrative functions for the software application
that faxes & emails customer statements.
Monitors "longs", open orders, & important industry trading
dates and communicates with customers and MID-CO staff as
Monitors daily customer margin calls outstanding and
communicates with branch offices & MID-CO staff related to under
Responds to departmental questions concerning customer trading
volume and commissions.
Manage administrative duties to include updating website data,
send mass customer notifications, serve as MID-CO's primary
Pay all invoices received and obtain proper approval for
Prepare monthly ASP and Profit Path worksheets.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance
Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and
procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Normally requires an associate's degree in accounting, finance,
or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of related work
experience to demonstrate math and accounting skills and the
ability to work with complex accounting reconciliations.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge,
collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory
Understanding and experience with invoicing, billing, account
reconciliation, and other control functions along with analysis and
Proven leadership skills and the ability to achieve results
Proven professional communication, interpersonal, and customer
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, the ability to
handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, prioritize work,
and deal with deadlines.
Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented
Proven computer skills in using Microsoft Office software,
especially Excel and the ability to learn software tools for
business and accounting processes.
Proven "attention to detail" skills.
Ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
Ability to work hours above those considered "normal".
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that
may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and
additional training as it relates to the requirements of the
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected
veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment
may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related
background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference
check, as applicable and permissible by law.