General Accountant

Accounting
Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose:  The General Accountant’s responsibilities will be to provide timely and accurate processing of financial transactions related to accounting activities in accordance with fairlife’s accounting policies and principals, US GAAP and local government regulations. This includes activity related to, but is not limited to, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Cost, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

 

responsibilities:

General Accounting Responsibilities

  • General Ledger - Support the monthly financial statement close process
    • Prepare and post journal entries and month-end accruals
    • Monitor day-to-day general ledger activity
    • Review financial data
    • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations
    • Participate in Year-end and interim Audit and Tax Support
  • Billing
    • Carry out billing, collection, and reporting activities within specified time frames
    • Monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments, and other irregularities
    • Record related cost associated with invoiced product where transaction is not integrated
  • Cost
    • Prepare cost accounting entries
    • Reconcile balance sheet cost accounts to ensure data integrity
    • Support the plants’ costing process

 

Fixed Asset Responsibilities

  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure proper controls
  • Manage accounting transactions for fixed assets
  • Provide analysis and reconciliation of capital project and fixed assets
  • Prepare Lease versus Buy and Capital versus Operating analysis


Additional Responsibilities

  • Recommend process improvement and action plans
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis as required
  • Perform other related duties & participates in special projects as assigned
  • List of responsibilities (in order of importance, with essential functions listed first)

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance required.  CPA a plus
  • 2-3 years of general accounting experience required
  • Foundational accounting knowledge of debits, credits, assets and liabilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, database software and other applicable accounting and financial software and systems
  • Strong ability to prioritize shifting responsibilities and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Dairy experience a plus
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

position location: Chicago, IL

reports to: Corporate Controller

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]