General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 06-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-62202

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Senior Financial Analyst - Internal Controls is responsible for providing leadership to drive an effective and efficient control environment supporting assigned business process areas.  The position provides broad exposure to various levels of management and offers an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the Kraft Heinz control environment- business practices and systems.  Activities will also include working with members of external audit.

The Kraft Heinz Internal Control Department’s vision is to add value by providing objective and innovative assurance and advisory services.  When performing our work- we evaluate risks- controls and governance processes. Further- we provide the board of directors- audit committee- and KH senior management reasonable assurance that the financial data used to make business decisions and to communicate to the public is true and accurate. We also identify business improvement opportunities (i.e. efficiency and effectiveness of operations) to make our business better.  We accomplish our mission by recruiting and developing talent for the entire corporation- providing high-quality services to support the department’s vision.

The qualified candidate must be able to work with multiple organizations and teams- consistently meet deadlines and work well under time constraints and be able to quickly learn and understands diverse business areas/systems. This position offers high career visibility with the potential to move into various roles within the Kraft Heinz Company.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with the business to ensure an effective and efficient controls environment.
  • Conduct business process reviews so as to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over the business cycles.
  • Ensures an understanding of the control and the test for that control are formally documented in process narratives and testing template.
  • Coordinate the execution of all Financial Controls testing with controls owners.
  • Assist in facilitating Control Test & Review timelines for completion.
  • Financial Controls continuous testing- deficiency and remediation monitoring and reporting for senior management.
  • Ensures deficiencies are properly documented with action plans for remediation. Ensures action plans are implemented- and the controls are retested to demonstrate successful remediation within the specified time frames.
  • Evaluate key systems and Third Party Reporting documentation over the adequacy/efficiency of accounting- financial and operating procedures.
  • Implementation of continuous monitoring and automation of controls initiatives.
  • Supporting various corporate or systems initiatives through a review of end-to-end process designs for areas of high risk and or materiality.
  • Ensures all information and documentation is maintained in the system of record.
  • Strong written- verbal communication skills and detail oriented in process documentation and testing.
  • Support and coordinate with external auditors with their requests and any follow ups.
  • Be an advocate for process change; identifying opportunities for best-practice improvement and work closely with teams to implement change.
  • Assisting with other ancillary projects and analyses as assigned by Global Head of Internal Controls.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance- Accounting- Business Administration- or relevant field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Finance or Accounting preferred- including at least 1 year of experience in Audit or Controls
  • Controls experience in FMCG/Manufacturing with an understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley- US GAAP preferred
  • CIA / CPA / Public Accounting experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel- Word & PowerPoint is essential
  • Accounting program experience- including SAP products and Tableau a plus

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 HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.