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Senior Accountant, Financial Controls

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Finance team at the North American headquarters in Downers Grove, IL. It is highly preferred that this individual have Big Four public accounting experience with a strong understanding of internal control structure, be able to contribute across a collaborative accounting/ finance 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 environment. There will be opportunities to learn our business, work cross-functionally with other departments within GPN, and, of course, for career advancement as the company continues to rapidly grow.

Job Summary

Under direction of the North American Controller, the Senior Accountant, Financial Controls is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based reviews of the financial processes within North America, review of the financial controls in place, and the implementation of control recommendations in the group. 

Essential Functions

  • Conduct control testing of specific areas based on identified risks to ensure the proper controls are operating as designed and are being executed on an ongoing basis.
  • Document and communicate financial and business processes; identifying the key financial statement and business risks.
  • Recommend actions and implement new/revised controls identified from financial statement process reviews.
  • Communicate and report monthly control metrics across key business processes such as procure to pay, order to cash, inventory control, etc.
  • Report internal control results from month end financial statement close to Group Financial Reporting and Group Internal Audit. 
  • Work with external auditors to address financial reporting risks and support the external auditing function.
  • Perform various projects as needed by the Accounting Senior Manager and North American Controller.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.
  • CPA or CIA (or progress towards these professional distinctions preferred).
  • 4+ of public accounting (Big 4 a plus) or consulting experience.
  • Strong analytical, written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Comfortable with multi-unit and multi-location environments
  • Teamwork-oriented with a high attention to detail and strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills, with the proven ability to meet time critical deadlines
  • Focus on continuous improvement, quality and performance management


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Nearest Major Market: Chicago