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.
Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations
Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.
We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.
All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 03 - Finance
Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling
Date Published: 19-Sep-2022
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
Our open Senior Accountant role will support the North America facilities related to product costing. This includes costing support to the plant controllers- finance POD leads- and general manufacturing operations. Oversight of monthly financial reviews- balance sheet analysis and reconciliations. This individual will develop and manage financial processes and policies related to product costing- including monthly close processes- major planning cycles and managing general costs- and will be supporting any internal or external audits execution and results impacting US GAAP financial reporting requirements. This position will also participate in various projects and ad hoc requests supporting M&A activities as well as process improvement and efficiency exercises. This role will operate extensively within the SAP material ledger and general ledger applications- as well as management reporting and other tools.
Oversight of North America external manufacturing locations – leads the month end close process for these locations- completing SAP material ledger close and investigating- escalating- and resolving variances timely
Ownership of month-end closing process and reconciliations for external manufacturing locations
North American Controllership KPI owner – responsible for all project related KPI tracking and documentation
Leads ad hoc analysis and information requests coming from the designated external manufacturing locations – interacting with various business partners and leaders to support their plans and KHC strategy
Develops training materials and conduct trainings for accounting- finance- and operations stakeholders as needed
Provides AOP support to the operations finance organization
This role will have physical inventory observations assigned annually as travel policy allows
Executing various product costing process documentation and enhancement initiatives within the team and supporting related supply chain and operations projects
3+ years of relevant experience in accounting or product costing
CPA preferred; Big 4 or large regional public accounting experience preferred
SAP experience and advanced excel skills preferred
Advanced abilities in Excel and PowerPoint
Technology savvy with demonstrated ability to learn systems and processes quickly
Analytical capabilities and ability to review large data sets
SOX experience preferred
Growth mindset and problem-solving skills are critical to success
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.