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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!

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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.

General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling

Date Published: 24-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

This Senior Accountant will play a critical role in providing technical accounting support for Kraft Heinz. This role liaises across multiple functions and coordinates the flow of information between multiple levels of management. This position will work closely with Procurement- Finance- Accounting- and other functions to ensure contracts are accurately planned- approved and reported. This position will perform accounting research in order to provide management with timely information for decision-making.  The position will also focus on continuous improvement to align business processes with accounting requirements in a constantly changing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare technical accounting documentation for procurement- manufacturing- licensing- sales- and other relevant contracts as required to support the retained business as well as divestiture initiatives at Kraft Heinz
  • Partner cross-functionally to understand the financial impacts of the Company’s contracts- provide structuring advice and propose feasible alternatives early in the process
  • Facilitate the approval of contracts through multiple levels of management in multiple functions- using the Company’s global contract management system
  • Report the accounting conclusions reached to other members within the Controllership- to ensure the related transactions are recorded and disclosed accurately
  • Support the effective design and operation of SOX controls related to the contract review and approval process
  • Research ad hoc technical accounting matters and develop draft accounting memos supporting accounting position

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting required- CPA or CMA preferred 
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience including public accounting with emphasis in SEC engagements (Big 4 public accounting firm preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Experience auditing or reviewing processes including contracts is desired
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced- complex global organization 
  • Excellent interpersonal- communication and conflict management skills
  • Excellent analytical- teamwork- client service and leadership skills

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.