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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: 29-Oct-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Description & Requirements

Our Accounting team is looking for a Senior Manager in the US Controller’s Group to lead the Trade Promotions & Marketing teams.  As the Commercial Senior Accounting Manager- your primary responsibility will be to properly account for the >$5B US portfolio of promotional events which includes performing balance sheet flux analysis- leading month-end close procedures- and ensuring proper design and performance of internal controls. Additionally- you will be responsible for delivering value-added analysis to the Finance Organization including supporting promotional efficiency initiatives and reviewing trade & marketing promotional forecasts. You will also be responsible for interfacing between Business Unit CFOs and Sales Finance Leadership to support proper control over Trade & Marketing Promotion spending.  You will also have the opportunity to challenge the status quo with recurring processing- to make the team more efficient & able to focus on more value-add activities.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Proper accounting for US trade & marketing expenses and related liabilities
  • Challenge leadership on forecasts to ensure correct balance sheet liabilities
  • Oversight of routine and ad hoc reporting supporting Finance Leadership
  • Development of new processes as needed by the business to support growth- strategy shifts- and/or continuous improvement initiatives
  • Lead various multi-disciplinary teams or projects that facilitate the end-to-end promotion process
  • Support all financial related audits including compliance- client- internal and external audits and SOX


  • Accounting or Finance Degree
  • SEC and US GAAP knowledge- CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of public accounting experience or Trade Promotion management experience within CPG industry
  • Enthusiastic about leading teams and cultivating talent
  • Ability to produce high quality work in ambiguous environments- analytically interpret financial information- and improve business processes
  • Highly conscientious and proactively seeks to add value
  • Optimistic attitude and creative problem solver
  • Advanced analytical abilities in Excel with the ability to present clear stories in PowerPoint
  • Technology savvy with demonstrated ability to learn systems and processes quickly

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