General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 24-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65794

Description & Requirements

Our 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

  • 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


About Us

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 & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, 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.

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 - 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 for assistance.