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Senior Accountant, Finance Innovation Team

Date: Jun 5, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia plc

Senior Accountant – Finance Innovation Team


Glanbia - Our Business

Glanbia is a global nutrition company and the global leader in the performance nutrition industry with a portfolio of performance and lifestyle nutrition brands. As a nutritional solutions provider in the B2B arena, we commercialise specialty nutritional, functional ingredients and precision premixes to meet our customer needs. Glanbia’s growth has been achieved both organically and via targeted M&A to scale positions and build into adjacencies in attractive segments aligned with our purpose.

  • B2C: each of our own brands has its own consumer appeal. We are the #1 global sports nutrition brand with a growing presence in lifestyle nutrition.
  • B2B: our portfolio of both nutritional ingredients and cheese products gives us strong market reach and customer relevance. We work closely with our customers to develop products that exceed their expectations.
  • D2C: our digital platforms enhance engagement with our consumers at multiple touch points throughout their purchasing decision journey. We will continue to connect with consumers through creative excellence and new digital layers of services.


Employing over 6,000 people across 32 countries, our products are sold or distributed in over 100 countries with total Group revenue of €4.2bn. We have three segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).


The role

Opportunities have arisen for the role of Senior Accountant within the Group Finance Innovation Team in Glanbia Plc. These permanent opportunities are part of a newly established function supporting innovation and business critical projects across the Group, while delivering capacity and capability for Global and Regional finance teams across Accounting, FP&A, Supply Chain Operations Finance, Commercial Finance, Tax and Treasury.



The base location of the roles will be in North America in any of our offices across the following locations: Illinois (Downers Grove, downtown Chicago, Aurora), Idaho (Twin Falls) with hybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


The Senior Accountant will:

  • Be a part of the global finance team supporting both strategic and operational projects across the group
  • Be an agent of change, pro-actively supporting innovation and finding the best way to complete tasks
  • Proactively support information systems governance reviews and oversee subsequent process improvements
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the group to support exploitation of system, process and accounting opportunities as they arise
  • Evaluate and support discreet projects that progress the Group’s Finance vision and overall organisational strategy, within Corporate and Business Unit functions across all regions
  • Create capacity for teams engaged in initiatives at Global and Regional levels, supporting country level operations staff, facilitating capability and capacity to adopt and realize positive changes.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement and innovation that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Mentor and develop team members to achieve their potential and realise long term ambitions of the group.


Experience/ Qualifications

  • Qualified CPA or equivalent professional qualification & retain membership of the relevant accounting body
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience, encompassing a mix of more than one of financial reporting, Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Supply Chain Operations and Commercial Finance support. Big 4 experience or previous public company reporting experience preferable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate with stakeholders across various levels and functions
  • Self-starter with an appetite to embrace new challenges as they arise.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyse complex Finance topics and the impact on financial reporting or business performance relative to our global presence.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail in their daily work, and a high level of accomplishment and motivation.
  • IFRS knowledge and proven experience of understanding, interpreting and applying international accounting standards is preferred
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel will be required




At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago