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Accountant, Staff

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com


Job Summary

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is seeking a staff accountant to join the Finance team at the Global headquarters in Downers Grove. It is highly preferred that this individual be able to contribute broadly across a very collaborative accounting function and have the desire and leadership abilities to take on greater responsibilities over time. This role is ideally suited for someone looking to take a new step in an accounting career and who enjoys working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. There will be opportunities to learn our business inside and out, work directly with other functions within the organization and, of course, for career advancement as the company continues to rapidly grow.




Duties and Responsibilities



  • Key member of month end close team thru preparation of monthly journal entries, account analyses, reconciliations, and BCS tasks.
  • Responsible for working with various departments and the Shared Services Center on inquiries and processing of invoices.
  • Prepare schedules for and respond to internal/external auditor queries.
  • Communicates and works cross-functionally with other departments to answer requests related to their area.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Provides thoughts on potential process improvements.

Required Experience:

  • Strong PC skills and understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Honest and open communication
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to hit deadlines
  • Detail Oriented
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills






Education Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year university or college


Education Level

  • Candidate has a plan to achieve CPA certification.









Years Of Experience

Minimum Years of Experience

  • Experience in a corporate accounting environment through internships preferred with some exposure to a manufacturing/consumer products industry


Maximum Years of Experience

  • 2 years in a corporate accounting environment






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, or disability status. 


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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago