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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: 11-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

This position provides product costing support for manufacturing sites with exposure to both External Manufacturing and Kraft Heinz owned locations.  The position interacts frequently with pillars of the ISC organization including Field Accounting Services- Manufacturing Finance- Plant Finance and Operations and will provide insights into the decision-making process as it relates to the monthly close process- major planning cycles- and managing of general costs.   This position will enable an individual to gain a thorough awareness of the product costing and its implication to Kraft Heinz’s financial goals.   This position will also provide an opportunity to strengthen communication and organizational skills by working with multiple stakeholders.   This position provides the candidate with opportunities to identify- lead- and drive process improvements within Product Costing- while working in a team environment and also provides extensive experience with SAP Material Ledger and SAP FI (General Ledger). 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead in month end closing processes for complex manufacturing locations. Complete SAP Material Ledger Close Process. Analyze and resolve material ledger variances in monthly financial results in a timely manner
  • Actively participate in SAP Budgeting Process
  • Reconcile Material Ledger Inventory Accounts to FI
  • Support assigned location(s) and BU management with ad hoc accounting information and analysis
  • Work to ensure standardization of processes and adoption of "best practices" across locations
  • Complete accurate & timely balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline
  • Ensure adherence to cost accounting principles- SOX and GAAP
  • Conduct peer reviews for completeness and accuracy
  • Observe physical inventories at External Manufacturing sites
  • Consolidate and publication of variance reporting templates
  • Participate/Lead project tasks as applicable
  • Develop/Conduct training sessions/materials as needed
  • Ad hoc projects as requested


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance required
  • 2+ years relevant work experience
  • Ability to show initiative and help drive impactful decisions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  •  A critical thinker- analytical problem-solver with ability to interpret data
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and strong communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Cost accounting experience desired
  • SAP knowledge desired

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