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Accounting Lead

Company: HARIBO of America
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accounting Lead will assist the Accounting department and provide leadership in the accounts payable/receivable functions including managing and maintaining accounts, procedures, and policies. The Accounting Lead will also be responsible for overseeing the financial accounting operations of HARIBO, managing financial records, preparing financial reports, reconciling accounts, and other accounting related activities. This position is located at HARIBO of America's corporate headquarters in Rosemont, IL.Why work for HARIBO? HARIBO, founded in 1922, creators of the original and iconic HARIBO Goldbears have delighted kids and grown-ups for over 100 years! Our associates are our most valuable asset. At HARIBO of America we are committed to a comprehensive benefit program that helps our associate stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a positive work life balance. We provide fully paid health insurance premiums and generous HSA contribution, 11 paid Holiday plus Paid Time Off/PTO, competitive 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. Additionally, we offer community involvement opportunities and career growth opportunities.ResponsibilitiesManage and oversee the general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions.Prepare and analyze financial statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statementsCreate journal entries, as necessary, for proper revenue recognition and cost adjustments/allocationsCreate weekly cash reporting for leadership with insights into historical trends and forecasting enhancementsAssist in developing and implementing processes and controls, and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure timely and accurate submission of deliverablesMaintain the integrity of the financial systems and the maintenance of accounts and records in such areas as assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenseLead an efficient month-end closing process, actual, forecast analysis and reconciliations, and general ledger activitiesWork with Accounting Manager to implement several activities to create financial accounting reportsPartner with the organization as well as local and global stakeholdersAnalyze and interpret financial and accounting data to provide guidance for decision makingWorks with Accounting Manager on monthly/quarterly/semi-annually and annually closing &financial reportsEvaluate and document processes and implement process improvementsOther duties as assignedQualificationsMinimumBachelor's degree is required, preferably in Accounting or Finance5+ years of experience in Finance, Accounting or business experience is requiredAbility to train and develop associates within the Accounting team is requiredAbility to partner with people at all levels of the organization is requiredMS Office - Word, Power Point, Access, Excel (intermediate to advanced) is requiredPreferred2+ years of experience in SAP is strongly preferredManufacturing experience is strongly preferredCPG industry experience is strongly preferredExperience in BI and reporting tools (SAP BI is preferred)Master's degree/ MBA, CMA or CPA or other financial certification preferredPrevious audit experience is preferredPrevious management experience is preferredThe Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we're family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we've expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we've known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That's why we're committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.At HARIBO, you're empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher - all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit We'd love to hear more about you.What can you expect?You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.ABOUT YOU:Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for Accounting? Does working in the consumer packaged goods industry excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO's policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email .Xqp4aRN9Vp

Keywords: HARIBO of America, Des Plaines , Accounting Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Des Plaines, Illinois

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