Continuous Improvement Finance Professional
Northbrook, IL 
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Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it's now an international Group present in more than 100 countries.

A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready-to-use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how.

"Good for You, Good for the Planet" is Barilla's purpose and the only way each person in the Group works and of which is an ambassador. It means caring for the wellbeing of people and the planet in everything Barilla does, from the field to consumption; it also means promoting open and transparent working relationships in the communities Barilla is part of.

Introduction - Organizational Details:

Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit a Continuous Improvement Finance Professional- North America - within Finance in Northbrook, IL. The individual will report to the Administration Sr. Manager - America.

Job Purpose: This position will drive operational excellence in Finance and Administration through various continuous improvements activities.

Key Accountabilities :

  1. Reduce working capital through optimization of cash flow projections and reaching Days Payable Outstanding (DPO) targets.
  2. Strengthen internal controls through periodic review and process improvement recommendations.
  3. Drive and track audit recommendation to completion: external audits, Barilla Internal Audit, and other auditor recommendations.
  4. Perform balance sheet accounts reconciliation to ensure activities are captured correctly and timely (specifically, "goods received not invoiced" balances on a periodic basis).
  5. Optimize payment timing and quality (which requires various performance tracking and issue resolution).
  6. Implement and support the rollout of corporate Finance & Accounting initiatives.
  7. Support roll-out requirements for Zero Based Budget (ZBB).
  8. Provide backup to the Account Payable and General Accounting function.
  9. Assist with various census reporting with governmental agencies.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information :

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required, CPA a plus
  • 5+ years of Accounting experience with increased levels of responsibility
  • Proven skills in managing external vendors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong SAP systems experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Able to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
  • Proactive, self-starter who is able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment including experience in Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain attention to detail
  • Strong capability to work in teams and build good working relationships

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.


Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, gender identity, health status, multicultural difference, political ideas, and sexual orientation.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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