Manager, Accounting in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Finance Accounting

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Accounting

Job Description:

Work in a dynamic environment as the Finance and Accounting liaison across multiple TreeHouse HQ functions.  This role will focus on taking ownership of the entire finance, accounting and forecasting processes as it relates to HQ departments such as Finance, Strategy, Executive Office, Facilities and Legal. Work closely with senior management to build and manage nearly $180 million in headquarters SG&A budgets across multiple areas and cost centers.  Accounting month-end close, management reporting, financial forecasting, and the development of the annual operating plan are key components to this role.

Position Responsibilities:

Partner with THS management and Finance/Accounting Leadership to manage SG&A spend to the optimal level that supports the implementation of the TreeHouse Strategy:

  • Ensure sufficient leadership and/or senior management engagement on SGA initiatives to align Overhead Spend with Strategy/Future Demand
  • Key player in month end processes, including the journal entry process and financial forecast
  • Management of R&O tracking and process
  • Management of forecast and budget load to BPC for relevant cost centers.
  • Utilization of BPC for standardized / ad-hoc management reporting and variance analysis
  • Maintenance and upkeep of SG&A alternate reporting cost center hierarchy in BPC
  • Key player in the implementation and ongoing management of the headcount reporting tool.  Develop reporting and analytics to streamline the budgeting and reporting process and provide deeper management insight to trends.

Support TreeHouse Headquarters functions, with a focus on Finance, Strategy, Executive Office, Facilities and Legal departments.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost center expense analysis and re-class
  • Invoice accrual and reconciliation
  • Capital planning support and analysis
  • Support adoption of No PO no Pay policy and monitor other relevant accounting policies
  • Represent departments in any projects related to SG&A budgeting, forecasting and reporting vs. actuals
  • Routine maintenance and updates to various Excel tracker files
  • On-going process improvement and streamlining
  • Lead other special projects and ad hoc reporting requests as required.


  • Five plus years of experience in accounting and financial forecasting or other related accounting and finance experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required - MBA/CPA a plus.

Core Knowledge/Skills or Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of month end accounting processes and financial forecasting
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently on multiple projects
  • Business/Finance Partnering:  proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers, peers and effectively managing those relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
  • SAP knowledge is essential
  • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) or Hyperion experience is preferred
  • Confidentiality required due to highly sensitive knowledge

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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