Staff Accountant (Metals- NA)

Ardagh Group Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 5 months ago

Staff Accountant (Metals- NA)


Chicago, Illinois, US

Job ID: 7904

Estimated Travel: 0 - 25%

Talent Area: Finance, Legal, and Tax

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world's leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 109 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employing approxmately 23,500 people and have global sales of approxmately US$8.2 bn.

At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what's possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.

We strongly believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organization.

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The Staff Accountant is responsible for journal entry preparation, account analysis and reconciliation, intercompany account reconciliation, internal & external audit support, and certain Ardagh Group reporting requirements. This role also assists the Manager Metal Accounting and VP - Finance in directed analytical and project work.

Key Accountabilities

General Accounting:

  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries, including cost allocations and intercompany transactions.

  • Post journal entries as directed by the Financial Controller.

  • Analyze balance sheet and income statement accounts.

  • Prepare and review analyses to ensure that all balance sheet accounts are complete per audit requirements.

  • Prepare SG&A variance reports and support forecasting with additional analysis.

  • Prepare, send, and reconcile intercompany statements.

  • Interact with personnel from other Ardagh businesses to finalize month-end balances.

  • Provide SAP reports and account analysis and respond to inquiries.

  • Support semi-annual tax packages and support tax department inquiries with ad hoc reports and supporting information.

  • Prepare work papers as needed by internal and external audits.


  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting, one to three years of manufacturing experience in entry level finance or accounting position, and/or a CPA.

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including US GAPP and IFRS.

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems, preferable SAP and HFM.

  • Excellent professional communication both written and verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to participate in group meetings.

Our Vision and Values

The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world's leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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