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Senior Corporate Accountant

Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.


Senior Corporate Accountant  




Responsible for accounting tasks related to the Corporate general ledger, including analytical review of accounts, preparing and/or reviewing journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing financial statements and ensuring appropriate accounting.

  • Responsibilitie include:
    • Manage and monitor various closing checklists to ensure all deliverables are met timely
    • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing close entries and account reconciliations, including detailed and thorough review of underlying support and provide staff with review comments
    • Develop skillset as a proficient user of various systems such as SAP, EDW and EPM for routine and ad hoc analysis as well as verificiation of close results
    • Point of contact for auditors (both internal and external) on corporate accounting matters
    • Responsible for topics such as:
      • Pension accounting,
      • Derivatives accounting,
      • Foreign currency revaluation analysis,
      • Intangibles impairments testing
      • Debt accounting
      • Prepayments for insurance and service contracts
      • Global incentives
    • Provide support to the consolidations team via preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual schedules and reports needed for disclosure purposes
  • Budgeting and forecasting
    • Calculate and document assumptions and support for all balance sheet and cash flow inputs for the corporate region
    • Analyze and provide explanations to Controllership on actual versus budgeted results of the corporate region
  • Inquires and resolves unusual activities with legal entity owners
  • Other matters
    • Create, extend accounts and cost centers on an as-needed basis and provide guidance on account usage
    • Propose and lead process change to improve financial statement reporting accuracy and efficiency
    • Serve as systems administrator for Blackline (reconciliations tool)
    • Work independently and as part of a team in a deadline driven environment


This is a great opportunity because...


Build technical accounting knowledge, assist and participate in process implementation while interacting with various teams throughout the organization to build skillset that is useful in any career path.


Desired Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline
  • One to two years related experience
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Knowledge of SAP and EPM reporting systems a plus
  • CPA a plus



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago