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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.

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General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

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

Date Published: 13-May-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Summary:

The Senior Manager of Technical Accounting of Goodwill/Intangibles is responsible for the preparation of our annual impairment test over goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets- as well as any additional trigger-based tests or other ad hoc valuations required. This is a high-visibility role requiring coordination with various stakeholders across the Company and coordinating the acquisition and divestiture efforts across multiple business functions. The role will be front and center with regard to forecasting and valuation efforts. In this role- you will manage an experienced team- in a fast-paced- collaborative environment. Additionally- this role will assist in other significant projects- which vary based on our business transactions and priorities (e.g.- implementation of new accounting policies- new types of transactions- training initiatives- etc.). This role is also responsible for work related to divestitures- including analysis of held for sale and discontinued operations conclusions and the preparation of any required carve out financial statements.

The role will support the Technical Accounting Lead of Accounting Policy and M&A with responsibility for purchase accounting of newly acquired businesses- including the identification and valuation of intangible assets.

Key Components of the role:

  • Completion of our annual impairment analysis for both goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets- as well as any trigger-based testing required. These balances represent over 80% of the consolidated balance sheet
  • Preparation of carve out financial statements as required and pro forma disclosures in accordance with SEC rules
  • Responsible for the analysis of the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and related disclosures for dispositions
  • Managing a high performing team of 6 team members
  • Works closely with external auditors
  • Conducting special projects related to certain accounting topics- M&A activity- and accounting system updates- as required

Additional Components of the role:

  • Collaborating across our global organization to develop financial information and analysis supporting internal and external reporting needs related to M&A activity
  • Responsible for the completion of purchase accounting for acquired companies- including the interaction with third party valuation firms
  • Preparation of valuation reports internally or with the support of a third-party provider for various ad hoc exercises related to M&A and internal restructurings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required- CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 9 years of Accounting related experience (Public Accounting experience and/or industry experience preferred)
  • Must have prior people management experience
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)- SAP- or relevant management reporting experience preferred
  • Advanced analytical skills with a high level of Excel proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills as well as established communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong work-ethic- detail-oriented and organized with the ability to work efficiently and achieve results while maintaining a high quality and standard of work
  • Must have strong leadership and teamwork skills

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity