Senior Plant Accountant
ARYZTA - Romeoville, IL

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ARYZTA is a $3B global food business with a leadership position in specialty bakery. ARYZTA is based in Zurich, Switzerland, with operations in North America, South America, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The US Corporate office is located in LA with population centers in Chicago and San Leandro, CA. There are 22 bakeries in the US creating products ranging from pizza, muffins, laminated dough to buns and cookies. Major customers are McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway.

Essential Duties:
This section describes the core responsibilities of this position. Duties may vary dependent on department staffing and seasonal fluctuations.

Maintains accounting records which include general accounting, costing, and budget data.

Assists with monthly closing and perform account reconciliations.

Prepare financial variance analysis reports.

Prepare various budget and forecast schedules.

Ensures process order settlement is complete and accurate.

Works on assignments within accepted guidelines where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of issues.

Exercise judgment to determine appropriate action within accepted procedures and practices.

Build productive working relationships internally and externally.

Prepare and distribute internal financial and operational reports, with an emphasis on accurate and timely delivery of results.

Production waste report


Spend analysis

Material variance and stock trend

Weekly results

Process Orders

Analyze process order variances to ensure that production information is recorded correctly

Ensures that process orders are financially settled and closed

Communicate process order variance results to controller / local operations team with a view towards continuous improvement

Ensure proper month end processing cut off

Assist with month end close procedures

Calculate accruals and prepare journal entries

Perform and maintain account reconciliations

Preparation, review and presentation of monthly performance of monthly financial performance to local operations team as required

Assist in preparation of budgets and forecasts

Determine direct labor hours necessary to support budgeted volumes

Assist in development weekly forecasts of standard operating costs

Communications Contacts:
Plant Management

Plant Supervisors

Regional Director of Finance

Vice President Operations Finance

Commercial Finance


External Auditors

Required Skills

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting

3-5 years relevant accounting experience

Computer literate in spreadsheet and word applications

Good analytical and organizational skills

Understanding of cost accounting, month end closings and journal entries

Self-starter, dependable, adaptable, and requires minimal supervision


Accounting experience in food industry

SAP experience