Fast paced trading and merchandising market.
Pros: Good medical benefits and dollar for dollar 401K match.
Cons: Extensive hours during harvest and short breaks.
The grain merchandisers would bring trading and futures invoices to me. I would input invoice into computer system. I would make and receive calls from branch locations obtaining invoices and input them into computer system. I would balance and check them for accuracy and inventory purposes. I would then report to the Chicago Board of Trade the completed and balanced trades by the close of the stock market each day.
I worked closely with many grain merchandisers, management, and accounting specialists correcting any errors when at times my books did not balance. I learned to work with various personalities and several different departments and locations for the optimum and accurate end of the day inventory balance.
The fast paced time crunch to report with accuracy was one of the most challenging yet also the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of this job as the positions of entire grain market for this company hits the stock market floor upon my daily reporting.