Full Job Description
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.
As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 03 - Finance
Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling
Date Published: 03-Aug-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
The Senior Accountant–Goodwill & Intangibles owns accounting and reporting related to Kraft Heinz’s global portfolio of iconic brands and goodwill- which total more than $75 billion. This role is key contributor to the annual impairment testing process and requires significant collaboration with internal and external stakeholders- strong analytical skills- keen attention to detail- and the ability to manage shifting priorities and deliver on tight deadlines. In this role- you will also assist with or lead ad hoc projects related to M&A activity- process improvements- and system implementation. Strong financial systems knowledge or experience with deals or valuations is a bonus. Your ability the understand the flow of financial information across systems and teams- collaborate effectively with internal business partners and external specialists- and drive projects to completion will be critical to your success in this role. This is an exciting role in an elite accounting team with high visibility- and it is an excellent opportunity to learn the business and build relationships to catapult your career with Kraft Heinz.
Key Components of the role
Participate in performance of the annual goodwill and other intangible asset impairment test- quarterly trigger analysis- and transition tests
Liaise with the third-party valuation firm to coordinate deliverables and communicate management’s position on certain valuation assumptions
Review and analyze- in partnership with various finance teams and the business- historical results and long-term forecasts used in valuations
Research technical accounting and valuation issues and the corresponding accounting conclusions to ensure compliance with Company policy
Execute monthly and quarterly goodwill and other intangible asset routines (journal entries- account reconciliations- SEC disclosures- technical analyses and related memoranda- etc.)
Maintain strong internal controls and related documentation; support internal and external audit work
Conduct special projects- as required
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm with emphasis in SEC engagements or combination of Big 4 and Fortune 500 industry experience
Advanced knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC rules and regulations surrounding Goodwill & Other Intangible Assets
Detail-oriented with a high sense of urgency and exceptional organizational skills
Operates with a team- customer service- and leadership mentality
Ability to effectively lead- manage- and prioritize multiple projects- while operating in a fast-paced- complex global organization with shifting schedules and priorities
Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills
Energy to work efficiently and achieve high quality results
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity