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Accountant - Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY



Accounting & Finance
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Accountant – Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY


IL - Illinois

Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Description

Accountant – Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY
Global Business Services
This is a full-time, exempt level position.

Position Summary:
Accountants at ADM have a general understanding of accounting systems and processes and should be considered highly knowledgeable in assigned areas. They have strong ability to prepare and review accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports, to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standards defined within the department. They must demonstrate self-confidence in dealing with management at various levels and various administrative, commercial, and operations areas as applicable. They should demonstrate ability to support projects through to completion. Accountants have no direct supervisory responsibilities.


  • Complete monthly accounting work per US GAAP guidelines and perform relevant analysis
  • Perform self-review of work outputs and evaluation of process inputs in order to identify errors in financial results and come to resolution as needed
  • Understand, execute, and evaluate the effectiveness of end to end Key Financial Controls (SOX requirements)
  • Work with relevant business partners to provide insight and analysis into financial results and ensure that the financial statements accurately reflect business activity
  • Understand and preserve the accuracy of relevant balance sheet(s)
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and/or supporting schedules
  • Engage proactively in the implementation of process change via continuous improvement
  • Assigned duties that may include performing and reporting the results of plant accounting, completion and results reporting of PLs, preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, and preparation of accruals/deferrals/amortizations
  • Critically evaluate the processes performed understand span of control and initiate changes and escalations as needed
Required Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Internal Controls
  • Financial Analysis and operations
  • Knowledge of Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Designing Queries and Reports using Financial Systems
  • Technological literacy
  • Internal motivation
  • Strong prioritization and organization
  • Ability to understand processes through hands on involvement
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Collaborative mindset and strong teamwork capabilities
  • Ability to follow provided guidance and apply general accounting principles
  • Project management experience is preferred
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA, similar professional certification preferred but not required
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to safely and successful perform the essential job functions consistent with qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Standard office safety regulations

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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