Rozet Eisavitazehkandi is a member of AgIS Capital’s property management team with a particular focus on financial accounting for our clients’ farmland assets. She earned a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Political Science, as well as an MBA from from California State University, Stanislaus.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I am someone that gives my all in what I want to accomplish – I received my B.S. from California State University, Stanislaus in Accounting and a minor in Political Science. After that I began my career at a private construction company, AG Spanos and worked my way to becoming a Senior Accountant. During my time at Spanos, I committed myself to work and completing the MBA program at CSU Stanislaus. I was responsible for the property management accounting of all assets in California and Oregon. I managed relationships with financial institutions to ensure proper funding for real estate loans and assisted in annual audits of the assets. I was also tasked with management level responsibilities for my department.
What is a typical day like as an Accountant at AgIS Capital?
A typical day as an accountant at AgIS Capital would be to work on my daily tasks, which include accounts payable, financial reporting, property taxes and assisting the accounting team in Boston along with my colleagues at the AgIS Capital office in Turlock, where I am based.
What do you enjoy most about being an Accountant?
I view accounting as the brain of a business; it requires maintenance in order to obtain the financial performance of a firm. I do not see accounting as boring as most people do, for me accounting is orderly, organized and consistent. There is a great deal of flexibility working as an accountant, you can work individually or with a team; you can work at any location as long as you have a laptop; and finally, there is a variety of work an accountant can work on.
Why did you choose Agriculture and what helped you to make that choice?
Living in Turlock, agriculture is a prominent area of work. Although I do consider myself still new to the agricultural field compared to my colleagues, I have learned a great deal the past three years at AgIS Capital. Agriculture is more then planting crops, there are many different aspects that makes this field interesting; I choose it because it is a leading industry in California and AgIS Capital is a leader in the farmland investing asset class.
What is the most interesting part about your job at AgIS Capital?
What I have found the most interesting at AgIS Capital are the visits to the vineyards throughout California. I do not come from an agricultural background, when I was given the opportunity for a tour, I found a new appreciation for the work that goes on behind the scenes. Now when I open up a bottle of wine, I think about all the individuals it took for me to enjoy a glass of my favorite wine. The growers, the scientist, the haulers, the operations managers, the distributors, and everyone else in between.
What do you see in the future for the Agriculture world?
To simply put it, innovation is the future of the agricultural world. In my opinion I believe there will be great changes in the next twenty years. More and more businesses lean on new technologies to make them profitable and efficient and I cannot imagine farming being any different. The world population seems to be steadily growing therefore mass food production will always be needed. Not only will farmers need to combat the production of food but also the environment. Seeing the modernization that has taken place the past 50 years from robotic milking machines to water waste prevention, I see technology assisting businesses and farmers achieving eco-friendly technological advances.
When you have some spare time what do you like to do?
In my downtime spending quality time with my husband and family is what I look forward to the most. My husband, twin brother and I are very passionate about sports – we are avid Laker fans and try to watch as many games as we can together. I enjoy cooking and baking; I tend to spend my weekends trying out a new recipe, some of my best memories are being surrounded with friend and family enjoying a delicious dish.