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Accounting Manager

Date: Jun 9, 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 an accounting manager 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



  • Manage accounting staff in all day to day accounting functions
  • Ensure day-to-day accounting is consistent with company's corporate accounting policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the senior and staff accountants during the month end close process and facilitate the distribution of accurate, reliable financial information to management.
  • Work with internal and external auditors for a timely and efficient audit process
  • Work with management to implement balance sheet and cash flow budgets and monitor these budget variances throughout the year.
  • Communicate with various department managers and propose/implement procedural changes to improve paperwork flow and system updating.
  • Maintain a comprehensive control environment.  Identify areas for control improvement and working with business partners to implement change to improve the control environment as weaknesses arise.
  • Develop the accounting team beneath them to support future advancement of the team as opportunities arise.

Required Experience:

  • Previous management experience strongly preferred

  • Strong PC skills and understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to hit deadlines
  • Detail Oriented
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage short term and long term projects







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


Minimum Years of Experience


Maximum Years of Experience

  • 5-7 years in public accounting or corporate accounting environment.

Education Level

  • Candidate has completed CPA (or equivalent certification).



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