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Sr Accountant- External Manufacturing

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: 07-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74415

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 position provides product costing support for manufacturing sites with exposure to both External Manufacturing and Kraft Heinz owned locations. The position interacts frequently with Manufacturing Finance- Plant Finance and Operations and will provide insights into the decision-making process as it relates to the monthly close process- major planning cycles- and managing of general costs. This position will enable an individual to gain a thorough awareness of the product costing and its implication to Kraft Heinz's financial results and goals.This position will also provide an opportunity to strengthen communication and organizational skills by working with multiple stakeholders. This position provides opportunities to identify- lead- and drive process improvements within Product Costing- while workingin a team environment and provides extensive experience with SAP Material Ledger and SAP FI (General Ledger).

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Lead in month end closing processes for complex manufacturing locations. Complete SAP Material Ledger Close Process. Analyze and resolve material ledger variances in monthly financial results in a timely manner
    • Actively participate in SAP Budgeting Process
    • Observe physical inventories at External Manufacturing sites
    • Reconcile Material Ledger Inventory Accounts to FI
    • Support assigned location(s) and BU management with ad hoc accounting information and analysis
    • Complete accurate & timely balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline
    • Maintain processes and procedures to ensure accounting- reporting and controls are in compliance with US GAAP and Kraft Heinz policies
    • Ensure adherence to cost accounting principles- SOX and GAAP
    • Development of new processes as needed by the business to support growth- strategy shifts- and/or "continuous improvement initiatives"
    • Develop/Conduct training sessions/materials
    • Work to ensure standardization of processes and adoption of "best practices" across locations
    • Ad hoc projects as requested

      • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance required
      • Ability to show initiative and help drive impactful decisions
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
      • A critical thinker- analytical problem-solver with ability to interpret data
      • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required
      • Excellent inter-personal skills and strong communication skills
      • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
      • Cost accounting experience and SAP knowledge desired

        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 , Sr Accountant- External Manufacturing, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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