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Senior Accountant- Core Accounting

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 23-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81747

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus. *Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees. Get a peek into life here at Kraft Heinz through our Instagram and TikTok channels!

Senior Accountant, Core Accounting at a Glance....

We are seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join our team and take on the responsibility of overseeing the unclaimed property process, provide accounting support for an export legal entity and other areas of Core Accounting, facilitate the month-end close for North America, and perform other ad hoc duties as requested. This position will report to the Manager of Core Accounting within the North American Controllership.

In this role, the Senior Accountant will be the liaison between Kraft Heinz and our third-party unclaimed property administrator. Tasks will include ensuring that all unclaimed property has been identified, properly recorded in the General Ledger, and reflected in our tracking software. The Sr. Accountant will also review and approve returns and payment requests to state agencies and property owners. Other support will be needed as requested from our administrator.

In addition to unclaimed property, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for performing monthly accounting entries and reconciliations to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial statements. This will require cross functional collaboration with domestic and international teams, such as Global Business Services (GBS), Legal, and various other Finance and Accounting groups. During the month-end close, the Sr. Accountant will oversee the progress of close, facilitate allocation assessments within SAP, and help to diagnose issues as they arise with IT and the business. Other ad hoc duties will be required as business needs change.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with the company.

What's on the menu?

  • Assist our third-party administrator with updating unclaimed property records, performing due diligence, and reporting to the states
  • 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
  • Review and approve reconciliations for appropriateness and quality
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders on open item remediation
  • Drive process improvements through automation and developing procedures for addressing issues
  • 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

    Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting; CPA a plus
    • 2+ years' experience in corporate and/or public accounting
    • Experience with SAP and Blackline a plus
    • 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 NATAI@kraftheinz.com.

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

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