Senior Accountant, Manufacturing Financial Reporting and Analytics
Chicago, IL 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

This role reports to the Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Financial Reporting and Analytics, and will support financial reporting and internal controls for manufacturing operations throughout the North America zone. This role calls for strong business partnership with finance, operations, and manufacturing contacts at a variety of levels, including corporate supply chain planning, manufacturing plant controllers, maintenance teams, and inventory controls. Key opportunities for enhancement include partnership with data engineers to develop Snowflake data tables and Tableau visualizations of key risk areas, influencing efforts with finance to simplify reporting and ways of working, and building actionable partnerships with the finance teams located in manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada.


The following are key projects that will be owned and executed:

  • Refine, execute, and communicate the impact to business partners on a wide array of journal entries, covering topics such as supply chain losses, inventory reserves, manufacturing variances, and quality defects.
    • Provide accounting guidance to both accounting and non-accounting colleagues.
    • Define and implement process improvements for closing with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Improve the clarity of documentation and insights gained from account reconciliations and Sarbanes-Oxley controls pertaining to inventory cycle counts, reserves, and write-offs.
  • Oversight of plant financial controls to include at least the following:
    • Audit manufacturing accounting entries performed by individuals outside the North America Controllership department.
    • Participate in occasional plant visits to learn local processes and propose improvements for standardization and efficiency.
    • Facilitate periodic meetings with plant controllers and plant financial analysts to build partnerships and assist with open areas of concern.
    • Drive discussion and highlight areas of concern during plant balance sheet review meetings.
  • Develop new reporting mechanisms, using Tableau, Snowflake, Alteryx, or other advanced analytics platforms, to identify and effectively communicate manufacturing risks/insights for the zone.
  • Review accounting policies and propose revisions or additional content to clarify requirements and guidance based on US generally accepted accounting principles and the operations of North American manufacturing facilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Minimum of four years of experience, with preference for public accounting, manufacturing accounting, or analytics reporting experience
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, and prioritize multiple projects, while effectively operating in a fast-paced, complex, global organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills
  • Outstanding analytical, teamwork, business partnership, and leadership skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Experience with Tableau a plus
  • Willingness to travel up to three times annually to various US and Canada manufacturing facilities
Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center

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 .

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4+ years
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