Senior Finance Operations Accounting Manager in Lake Forest at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 5/19/2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Finance Operations Accounting Manager

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products… a world of opportunities! At Reynolds Consumer Products we are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career and make a positive impact? Then we have an opportunity for you! We are searching for a Senior Finance Operations Accounting Manager to join our team located at our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL.

Your Role:

The Senior Finance Operations Accounting Manager is responsible for accounting and financial reporting within Reynolds Consumer Products. The role includes review and analysis of the overall financial statements and providing schedules and analysis in support of external reporting requirements. Areas of focus include cost of sales at standard, manufacturing variances, and inventory valuation and reporting. A strong understanding of standard costing and manufacturing operations are essential for the role. We embrace and accept individual experiences and backgrounds to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Oversee, train, and develop direct reports including staff and senior operations accountants.
  • Computation and analysis of capitalized raw material variances, production variances, labor, and overhead.
  • Develop and maintain cost accounting system, documentation, and records within an SAP environment.
  • Determine costs and efficiency of company purchasing activities, including, the accurate reporting of vendor rebates.
  • Review costs for all external inventory, labor, and material purchases.
  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings.
  • Collect and compile purchasing data for analysis.
  • Perform all areas of standard costing including development of raw material standard, conversion costs, and reconciliation between standard and actual.
  • Conduct inventory transactional accounting and reporting.
  • Monitor the numerous facilities activities and provide necessary assistance and recommendations.
  • Provide leadership by identifying areas for improvement for policies, procedures, and operating methods.
  • Drive to implement technology-based solutions and processes that address specific issues or provide improved efficiencies.

Ultimately, you will play an important role on the Corporate Finance team by overseeing costing and compliance across the operations accounting area. You will partner with Business Unit Finance team counterparts to help them understand manufacturing operating costs and drive their business forward. We strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and talented workforce who will contribute to the Company’s vision, mission, and goals.

You will love it here if…

  • You are not afraid to take calculated risks
  • You are a forward-thinker who enjoys a challenge
  • You are analytic and a strong leader
  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

We need you to have:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 10+ years of professional and progressive accounting experience.
  • Prior team management experience combined with a proven track record of developing, coaching, and mentoring a diverse staff.
  • Proficient in MS Office with high proficiency in Excel.
  • Proficient in large, automated financial systems such as SAP, Oracle, JDE, Hyperion, and Smartview.
  • GAAP knowledge related to Inventory and Cost of Sales.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organization.
  • Self-directed with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple accountabilities and multiple internal customers.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as organizational skills.
  • Exercise sound judgment with the ability to take calculated risks and make risk/return recommendations.
  • Solid project management capabilities with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously from origin through execution.
  • Ability to be discreet with confidential information.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule during key business deadlines.
  • Must be team oriented with the ability to work on high collaboration and performance teams.

Icing on the cake:

  • MBA or other advanced degree in related field highly desirable.
  • CPA certification.
  • 5+ years of cost and/or plant accounting experience.
  • Prior SAP experience.

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