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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
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 & 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.
The Senior Accountant – Strategic Accounting Projects will assist in representing the global controllership in finance transformation projects at Kraft Heinz. This role is primarily focused on systems implementations across the organizations as well as the enhancement of financial reporting capabilities.
This is an exciting role in an elite accounting team that will be providing unique insights to deliver on strategic vision of the organization by creating enhanced visibly, reporting, and stronger process as the business evolves. The ideal candidate for this role must be team focused, highly analytical and detail oriented, as well as being proactive in dealing with multiple functions within the business.
Key Components of the role
Participate in the execution of projects to help optimize all elements of the finance function
Play a critical role in the execution of new projects, solutions and deliverables for the rapidly changing Finance environment including but not limited to: Finance Assessment, Business Process Improvement, Shared Services Implementation, Post-Acquisitions Integration, Finance Automation, and Finance Transformations
Work with system owners who drive the definition, planning, and implementation of our core reporting business systems in Finance
Assist in the delivery and management of the prioritized business outcome roadmap and governance of approved technology investments for the enhanced accounting and reporting capabilities. Ensure that it aligns with the overall corporate direction and company vision.
Execute on tasks that provide benefit to accounting and finance stakeholders and maintain impactful relationships with internal business partners
Collaborate across teams. We are a ‘We culture” and win or lose as a team. Play a critical role as a liaison in creating alignment between IT teams and business partners. A collaborative attitude and ability to develop win/win solutions is essential to the job
Deep understanding of Finance and Accounting function and the people, process, and technology that support the finance function is required.
Support internal, external and SOX related audits;
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA preferred;
Advanced knowledge of US GAAP
Minimum 3 years of experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm or industry experience
Detail-oriented with a high sense of urgency and exceptional organizational skills;
Excellent analytical, teamwork, and leadership skills;
Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects, while effectively operating in a fast-paced, complex global organization with shifting schedules and priorities;
Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills;
Ability to work efficiently and achieve high quality results;
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity