Month End Accountant

Ingredion Bedford Park , IL 60499

Posted 3 months ago

As part of the Finance COE, the Month End Accountant will execute accounting transactions in accordance with U.S. GAAP ensuring transactions are accurately and properly stated. In this role, you will develop, analyze and report plant spending to management for comparison of actual costs to plan and latest estimates. In addition, you will participate in the month-end and year-end closing processes as required.

As a Month End Accountant your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the month-end close process by preparing journal entries, analysis, and actual to budget variance explanations

  • Support the monthly mid-month forecast of plant spend to budget

  • Periodic review of general ledger for accuracy and completeness in accordance with GAAP, completing reclassifications as needed

  • Financial Reporting Participate in the preparation of accurate and timely month-end plant spending reports of Sweetener plants and provide actual to budget variance explanations. Provide relevant supporting documentation to internal and external customers as needed.

  • Forecasting/Budgeting - Work cross-functionally across Sweetener plants and monitor trends to prepare monthly forecasts and periodic budgets over plant spending

  • Account Reconciliations Prepare monthly account reconciliations in a timely manner to ensure internal control policies are being followed

  • Audit Activities Perform monthly, quarterly and annual Sarbanes-Oxley testing.

  • Business Process Procedures Ensure Business Process Procedures (BPP's) are written and current for all job functions and they align with internal control policies.

  • Account Analysis Perform analyses of various spending accounts to actively identify and communicate spending issues to the Sweetener plants and recommend action.

  • Maintain plant-level fringe benefit analysis, including drivers and analysis of fringe accruals.

  • Process Improvement Conduct process reviews to identify improvements to enhance the quality of financial reporting; Lead the implementation of improvements identified through this process.

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with all units and functional managers across multiple locations to ensure accurate and timely reporting of plant performance.

The ME Accountant position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Have proven understanding of basic accounting concepts and theories used in the business environment

  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, build consensus, and cultivate positive relationships with team members and cross functional teams

  • Are organized with strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrate initiative and possesses strong problem-solving abilities

  • Exhibit prioritization and organizational skills with the ability to work within deadlines

  • Embrace changes and is open to new ideas and approaches

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • 1-3 years relevant experience in accounting

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to various levels within the organization

  • proficiency in the use of MS Office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Travel required as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

No


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