Senior Accountant - Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting

Number of employees

800

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Posted on: 2024-06-13

Category: food

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Hi. We're Impossible Foods, and we make meat, dairy and fish from plants. Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world's natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It's delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.

Impossible Foods is looking for a talented individual to join our growing team and help us scale for the future, in a fast-paced environment that’s growing rapidly. In this role, you will assist in the financial and management reporting processes including preparation of the financial statements and footnote disclosures. You will also support quarterly reviews and the annual audit, build management reports, and research, interpret, and implement accounting issues and new standards, as well as work on various process improvement projects for the growing accounting organization. This role is an individual contributor who will directly report to the Senior Manager - Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and disclosures for external and internal reporting.
  • Work with the accounting and finance team to prepare materials used for monthly close meetings, audit committee meetings, disclosure committee meetings, and other presentations.
  • Assess the financial statement and disclosure impact of complex transactions and support the corporate accounting team to ensure proper accounting.
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual GAAP disclosure checklists.
  • Monitor current developments in accounting literature to resolve appropriate accounting treatment for critical accounting issues and identify any changes in accounting policies, as needed.
  • Read and interpret accounting guidance and write memos on technical accounting topics.
  • Work cross-functionally with other groups to ensure compliance with financial reporting requirements. 
  • Work proactively with external auditors to drive timely closure of technical accounting matters.
  •  Assist with interim and year-end audit requests.
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience required including experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP, technical accounting, and financial statement presentation
  • Experience with high-growth companies or public filers a plus
  • Strong written, oral communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to meet reporting critical deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA required
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP S4/Hana and Workiva is a plus
  • Advanced Excel and analytical skills
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