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Ferrara Corporate Accounting Analyst - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois


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Job Location – Old Post Office (433 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607) Travel Requirement – No planned or recurring travel

Want to make an impact?

Directly responsible for the monthly close process and ensuring timely and accurate financial results for the Company’s business units. The job is part of the Corporate Accounting & Consolidations Group and works collaboratively and cross-functionally to drive accurate financial results and is a key player within the Finance organization.

Ways you will make a difference

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Participate in the daily close of Ferrara’s month end cycle including maintaining system structures and providing summarized reporting for business partners

  • Join monthly P&L and Balance Sheet reviews

  • Analyze financial statement activity to proactively identify opportunities or risk to facilitate overall accuracy of financial records

  • Create and maintain data developed metrics, analyses, and report formats to facilitate accuracy of balance sheet accruals and analyze budget variances and business trends

  • Responsible for the execution of month end close steps including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Development of new processes and control improvements as needed by the business to support growth, strategy shifts, and/or “continuous improvement initiatives”

  • Share in internal cross-functional trainings as needed in order to increase awareness and efficiencies with our efforts for automations within our accounting studio

  • Ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner

  • Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures, and issues

  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures

  • Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values

  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned, including implementing operating efficiencies within the department (i.e. system / process implementations, reporting enhancements, etc.) and requests from key stakeholders

Skills that will make you successful

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrates financial modeling skills and knowledge of the correlation between cash flow, balance sheet and income statement

  • Strong communication skills including verbal, group presentations and written communication

  • Experience handling large multi-task and deadline-oriented projects

  • Analytical problem solver

  • Ability to excel in fast paced high pressure environment

  • Organized and able to prioritize work effectively

  • Detail-oriented but able to convert into meaningful summary

  • Comfortable pushing others with diplomacy

  • Positive attitude with intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

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Corporate Accounting Analyst - Chicago, IL

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Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • CPA certification required

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ accounting experience across multiple areas preferably with manufacturing or consumer products companies

  • Public accounting, preferably Big 4 or large regional firm, experience a plus

  • High proficiency in MS Excel and Office Suite

  • SAP and Oracle experience a plus

  • Superior written and oral communication skills

  • Previous management experience a plus

  • US GAAP and IFRS experience preferred