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Sr. Accountant

Company: Ingredion
Location: Bedford Park
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Sr. AccountantPosition Location: Argo Plant - Bedford Park, ILReports To:
Sr. Manager, Plant Finance, ArgoThe Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for supplies and packaging adjustments and reporting, inventory analysis, reconciliations, yield reporting, monthly close preparation and required reporting along with forecasting and other ad hoc tasks. Focus is on accuracy, timeliness and ownership of tasks. Core Responsibilities: Supplies/Packaging Adjustment/Analysis and Reporting - In charge of preparing, analyzing and adjusting supplies and packaging inventory/consumption to help operations and finance groups to understand and accurately assess usages.Resin Preparation - Prepare key entries for inventory/consumption, analysis and reporting for key supply used in sweetener manufacturing.Account Reconciliations - Prepare monthly account reconciliations in a timely manner to ensure internal control policies are being followed.Yield Preparation - Prepare yield/accounting each month, analyzing data for reasonability.Maintenance adjustments - Prepare analysis, entries and reporting to correctly reflect expected maintenance monthly for select plants.Monthly Variance Reporting - Prepare monthly analysis reports comparing actuals vs forecast for production, manufacturing expenses. Key drivers of variances communicated clearly and concisely to assist operations and finance in understanding of impacts. Forecasting/Budgeting - Work cross-functionally across plants to prepare monthly forecasts and periodic budgets (fixed and variable costs).Inventory management - Assist in physical inventory counts/reconciliations as required.Audit/SOX Controls - Assist and help guide Audit data requests as needed.Process Improvement - Conduct process reviews periodically to standardize and enhance procedures across the COE (Center of Excellence). Lead the implementation of improvements identified through this process.Develop Relationships - Build and maintain collaborative relationships with all units and functional managers across local and remote locations to ensure accurate and timely reporting of plant financial performance. Qualified candidates will have: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required2+ years relevant experienceConsistently perform tasks with accuracy and adherence to deadlinesProven proficiency in Microsoft office tools (Intermediate/Advanced in Excel)Demonstrated ability to understand business processes/cost conceptsExperience using ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) costing systems. SAP experience preferredDemonstrated ability to identify issues, develop solutions and drive improvementsOwnership mindset on core responsibilitiesProven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to various levels within the organizationTravel required as necessary (minimal)
Desirable requirements:Strong analytical and critical thinking skillsExhibits prioritization and organizational skillsWorks collaboratively with peers and othersEmbraces change and is open to new ideas and approachesFlexibility in job responsibilities as part of overall teamIngredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs. #LI-BS1 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status. Relocation Available: No

Keywords: Ingredion, Chicago , Sr. Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Bedford Park, Illinois

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