General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 11-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74418

Description & Requirements

Location: Aon Center (Chicago- IL) - 200 E Randolph St- Chicago IL 60601 - Hybrid

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire (salaried)
  • Fully customizable medical plans (HRA- HSA- FSA)- up to 5 carrier choices by location
  • Prescription (Rx) card
  • Full suite of additional plans: vision- dental- life- disability- adoption/family planning reimbursement- childcare- parental leave
  • LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example- $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)
  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support
  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our YouTube channel!

Position Summary

This Senior Accountant will play a critical role in providing technical accounting support for the Company. 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
  • Prepare documentation- journal entries- and reconciliations for proper recognition of rebates- contractual penalty accruals- and other procurement-related transactions in accordance with US GAAP and internal financial policies
  • 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


  • 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

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

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