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Accountant- Core Accounting

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 26-Oct-2023

Ref #: R-75951

Description & Requirements

Location : Aon Center (Chicago, IL) - 200 E Randolph St, Chicago IL 60601 - Hybrid

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire (salaried)
  • Fully customizable medical plans (HRA, HSA, FSA), up to 5 carrier choices by location
  • Prescription (Rx) card
  • Full suite of additional plans: vision, dental, life, disability, adoption/family planning reimbursement, childcare, parental leave
  • LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example, $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)
  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support
  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our YouTube channel !

    This role reports to the Manager of Core Accounting and is primarily responsible for overseeing the downstream AP accounting process for the US, supporting unclaimed property, and accounting for DTC (direct-to-consumer) ventures. The Analyst must have a strong business partnership with the US Growth Organization, Global Business Services (GBS), AP Operations, IT, and various other Accounting and Finance groups. This role will lead the team to solutions and drive change by developing processes that support business growth, strategy shifts, and continuous improvement. The Analyst will provide updates to management on progress and improvement initiatives. Looking for someone to challenge current processes and help define the space.

    This position will also provide support to entities not fully integrated into the Controllership, including Puerto Rico and an acquired start-up. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and gain experience in different aspects of the business. The Analyst will provide accounting guidance to ensure US GAAP and policy compliance, help to develop controls and processes, as well as assist with analytical review and reporting as needed.

    Key Components of the role:
    • Review and approve reconciliations for appropriateness and quality
    • Provide guidance to stakeholders on open item remediation
    • Perform account maintenance in SAP on an as needed basis
    • Assist with updating unclaimed property records, performing due diligence, and reporting to the states
    • Provide accounting support to the US Growth Organization, as needed
    • Drive process improvements through automation and developing procedures for addressing issues
    • Perform accounting and reporting tasks to support the month-end close which includes entering transactions, preparing journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accruals, and assisting with analytical reviews of consolidated results
    • Maintain processes and procedures to ensure accounting, reporting and controls are in compliance with US GAAP and Kraft Heinz policies
    • Support financial audits including internal, external, and SOX
    • Provide ad hoc support to the Core Accounting team
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting preferred; CPA a plus
      • Minimum of 1 years' experience in corporate and/or public accounting
      • Proficient in SAP
      • Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
      • Ability to effectively lead, manage, and prioritize multiple projects, while operating in a fast-paced, complex, global organization
      • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and conflict management skills

        About Us

        Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

        Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

        Why Us

        We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

        Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

        Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

        We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

        Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Chicago , Accountant- Core Accounting, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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