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Financial Reporting Accountant III - Audit

1100 E Warrenville Rd, Naperville, IL, USA, 60563

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As part of our National Finance & Administration Services department, you’ll help manage the critical resources and infrastructure that keep ALDI running smoothly. Your insights and skills will help every department make smarter decisions and ensure our retail divisions and executive leadership receive the support they need to run a successful operation. Within Finance, our teams include: Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Reporting, Tax and Treasury.

The External Reporting Accountant will assist research and reporting in accordance with IFRS. This role will have exposure to international teams and support the external audit. The ideal candidate will have prior audit experience or strong industry experience with external reporting under either US GAAP or IFRS.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Naperville, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Communicates and informs leader of issues, status and results of assigned tasks in a timely manner.
• Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.
• Assists with monthly consolidations of financial results to ensure timely and accurate financial results are reported.
• Prepares journal entries, monthly account reconciliations, and other monthly financial statements as necessary.
• Assists in the yearend preparation of audit schedules.
• Prepares quarterly and annual financial statement packages.
• Provides support to external auditors.
• Analyzes consolidation procedures with the objective to identify best practices.
• Research relevant accounting standards and develop internal memorandums.
• Determines and creates the required project deliverables.
• Assists leadership in implementation and rollouts of large-scale projects and performs other special projects as required.
• Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
• Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.
• Collaborates and Cooperates with Team: Commits to and supports a collaborative and high-performing working environment with peers and managers.     
• Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the “extra mile” and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.  
• Focuses on the Customer:  Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on customers.     
• Focuses on Quality: Takes an efficient, analytical approach to solve problems or produce outputs in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures quality and accuracy of results.
• Plans and Prioritizes: Sets priorities and organizes information in order to efficiently and effectively get the job done. 
Job-specific Competencies:
• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Effective time management; maximizes productivity.
• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred.
• Proficiency in typing and 10-key data entry.
• Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of the process for recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transaction in accordance with company, statutory, tax, cost, and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of financial analysis strategies.
• Ability to understand, reconcile, and substantiate balances in associated General Ledger accounts.
• Analyzes and interprets data.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field required.
• A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Accounting or Finance required.
• Or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• CPA preferred.
Physical Requirements:
• Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
• Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.
• Domestic travel required.
• Up to 10%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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