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Senior Accounting Analyst

Date: Mar 8, 2023

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.



Senior Accounting Analyst  


The following position is open in IllinoisUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

The role is a fantastic opportunity to join Beam Suntory and to gain valuable finance experience in a fast-paced environment. This role supports Beam Suntory’s largest region and can be a stepping stone to future finance opportunities in the commercial business, or a transition to a corporate accounting role.


Role Responsibilities

  • Prepare accounting entries and work closely with regional teams to ensure they understand the financial impact of the month-end entries
  • Complete all financial close deliverables. Requirements include financial reporting schedules, variance analyses and quarterly Balance Sheet reviews with Corporate Controller
  • Prepare and/or review account reconciliations monthly to ensure all accounts are compliant with IFRS accounting guidelines
  • Coordinate support for both internal and external audits for the region
  • Analyze financial results to identify balance sheet risk or potential accounting breakdowns
  • Partner cross-functionally to manage process improvement projects, to foster greater accountability and to improve efficiency throughout the region
  • Prepare accurate brand investment spend reporting, conduct monthly variance analysis and partner with marketing group to ensure monthly forecasts reflect understanding of key dynamics
  • Audit brand investment spend to verify spend is in line with compliance policies and accounted for accurately


Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong Excel skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (candidate will develop and maintain key working relationships within the organization that cross over accounting, operations, and commercial finance)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required
  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively
  • Specific experience in the spirits, beverage, or consumer reports business would be a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP financial applications and systems preferred, but not required




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago