ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for day to day support of the accounting function, including reviewing and analyzing ACH's general ledger and preparing and maintaining key account reconciliations. This position will also be instrumental in the development and maintenance of financial policy and procedures for the Corporation in accordance with U.S. and International Accounting Standards. This position will provide monthly corporate financial reporting and management analysis as required during the normal periodic and annual closing cycles, record recurring and adjusting entries for properly accruing and amortizing ACH expenses, report and forecast Working Capital and provide support and training for users of SAP. This position will also serve as the back up for the Staff Accountant as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes the general ledger while preparing and maintaining key account reconciliations.
  • Records recurring and adjusting entries for properly accruing and amortizing ACH expenses.
  • Responsible for month end corporate financial and management reporting.
  • Provide monthly management analysis as required during the normal periodic and annual closing cycles.
  • Monthly reporting and quarterly/annual forecasting of Working Capital
  • Provides support and training for users of SAP.
  • Participate in audit, working with internal and external auditors, ensuring compliance with U.S. and International Accounting Standards.
  • Development and maintenance of financial policy and procedures in accordance with U.S. and International Accounting Standards. Ensure daily activities within the accounting department are in accordance with Accounting Standards and follow industry best practices.
  • Back up for Staff Accountant as needed.
  • Cross train in other departmental areas, special projects, analysis, and other tasks and duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

  • Accounting Principles, Processes, and Procedures Understanding of basic and advanced principles of accounting. Including accrual accounting principles, revenue and expense recognition, consolidations, balance sheet reconcilement, working capital analysis, knowledge of fixed assets and foreign currency. In depth knowledge of U.S. and International Accounting Standards and industry best practices.
  • Systems Comprehension High level of understanding and competency in SAP systems. Ability to direct development of new data and functional requirements.
  • Problem Solving/Analytics - Excellent problem solving and analytical skills to be able to assess, research, and resolve complex or ambiguous issues.
  • Communication Must display professionalism in conduct and communication. Ability to skillfully listen, obtaining clarification if necessary and appropriately respond to questions. Ability to edit work for spelling and grammar; present numerical data effectively; read and interpret information; and prepare presentation in PowerPoint. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy manuals.
  • Initiative Ability to work without close supervision, asking for and offering help when needed. Must be self-motivated, displaying enthusiasm and ingenuity in carrying out work assignments. Drives to add value by identifying processes in need of improvement and suggesting corrective courses of action. Ability to work in a team environment at all levels.
  • Organizational/Multi-tasking - Strong organizational skills and ability to balance prioritize/handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. MBA a plus.
  • CPA a must
  • 5+ years work related experience
  • In depth knowledge of SAP/BA Required
  • Advanced Excel (pivot tables, filters, look-up formulations)
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