Senior Accountant - Food Manufacturing - Chicago Suburbs

Oak Park Permanent USD80,000 - USD95,000
  • Multi-Million Dollar Food Manufacturer
  • Frequent Exposure and Development from Senior Leadership

About Our Client

I'm exclusively partnered with the CEO at a multi-million dollar, well-known food manufacturer near Cicero, IL. Their products are sold in Costco, Target, Whole Foods, and more! This company is rapidly growing through key strategic business decisions, and due to this immense growth, they are now looking to bring on a Senior Accountant.

Job Description

  • Oversee, implement, and maintain the accounting systems, procedures, and policies
  • Ensure the accurate compilation, analysis, and reporting of accounting data
  • Act as a liaison between the company and external partners in providing the required information
  • Perform key accounting procedures including month-end closing, financial statement preparation, inventory, fixed assets, and more
  • Audit the work of the staff to develop and maintain a combination of generally accepted accounting systems
  • Oversee the basic accounting procedures such as general ledger and inventory control
  • Assist in the management of financial statement preparation and month-end and quarterly close
  • Monitor and review all record of assets, liabilities, and other financial transactions
  • Support the Controller with external auditors during year-end and interim audit for costing and inventory matters
  • Assist month-end and year-end physical inventory counts
  • Assist in implementing continuous process improvements with respect to ERP system and accounting procedures
  • Review, analyze, and reconcile general ledger accounts while preparing quarterly reports for management
  • Perform analysis of operations on a monthly basis
  • Ad hoc projects as requested

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Manufacturing experience a must
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience interacting cross-functionally with different departments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

What's on Offer

  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • Lucrative bonus structure
  • Strong benefits (401k match)
  • Flexible work environment
  • Highly visible role, reporting to the Controller and partnering with senior leaders
  • Fast progression and path to Accounting Manager
  • Leading food manufacturer
  • Well-known products
  • Stable company with ample career progression
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Financial Accounting
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Oak Park
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