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Senior Accountant

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Senior Accountant at a Groundbreaking Food Tech Company in Chicago!

We are seeking a passionate and ambitious Senior Accountant to join a fast-growing team in Chicago, IL. They are a Food Technology company that has developed innovative fermentation technology that produces a sustainable source of complete protein while using a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. Their mission is simple: create amazing foods and materials that offer sustainable choices while nurturing the planet.


  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Implement improvements in the analysis, reporting, and management of production and capital expenditure costing.
  • Compile and review comprehensive financial reports with in-depth analysis for management and investors.
  • Support CapEx project execution teams by maintaining and reporting on budget progress.
  • Enhance the scale, accuracy, and timeliness of information by building on existing infrastructure in core accounting operations.
  • Assist in the implementation of technology solutions to improve efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness across integrated functions.
  • Collaborate closely with FP&A to analyze financial results, including cash flow, balance sheet, budget management, and variance analysis, to drive informed decision-making.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3+ years of experience in the CPG or manufacturing industry.
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures.
  • Extensive understanding of GAAP and other accounting principles and regulations.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with startup or high-growth companies preferred.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Program.
  • 100% paid employee benefits (medical, dental, vision).
  • Generous parental leave policy.
  • Opportunity to join a company with an aggressive growth trajectory that is revolutionizing multiple industries.
  • Engaging and dynamic work culture full of innovation and collaboration.

Posted On: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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