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Sr Accountant

CF Industries Riverwoods Full-Time
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CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day. 


AG0307B Corporate Accounting, Exempt


Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

Job Summary:
The Senior, Accountant is responsible for preparing consolidated financial statements and other accounting statements and reports including management reports. The incumbent will review and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

Assists, prepares and reviews monthly journal entries, consolidating entries and month-end analyses. Assists and prepares various exhibits and commentary required for reports issued to management including outside Directors and government agencies.  Coordinates typing, proofreading, issuance and filing of reports. Prepares and reviews analyses of various account balances and maintains files of supporting documentation. Prepares summaries of sales, analyzes selling prices, and monitors sales activity. Prepares written procedures on job responsibilities. Assists with special projects, year-end activities and related duties. Prepares and reviews bank account reconciliations. Evaluates and recommends improvements to accounting procedures and systems. Reconciles and analyses intercompany activity. Provides guidance to junior accounting staff.

Internal Controls:

Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts.  Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.

Successful incumbents will have:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (or equivalent) CPA Preferred Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience Ability to understand and follow detailed instructions Ability to function effectively while meeting deadlines Excellent interpersonal, communication and administrative skills Efficient with Microsoft applications Familiarity of SAP accounting systems is a plus

Position Scope/Contribution:

This position requires daily contact with other departments such as Sales, Budgets and Financial Reporting.

The Senior Accountant must possess and apply a strong knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts and practices and help evaluate and improve accounting methods and procedures.  Under limited supervision and instruction, the incumbent completes assignments that are varied and require ingenuity and originality.  This individual must also have the ability to assume supervisory responsibilities and provide guidance as a resource for lower-level personnel.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

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CF Industries is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen products. The company is based in Deerfield, Illinois, and serves agricultural and industrial customers through world-class nitrogen manufacturing complexes in the United States and Canada; and a system of terminals and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in manufacturing entities in the U.K. and Trinidad and in KEYTRADE AG, a global trading organization based in Switzerland.

CF Industries was founded in Chicago in 1946 and operated as a fertilizer cooperative until the company’s initial public offering in 2005. Today CF Industries is a $6 billion company with a market cap of approximately $12 billion. CF Industries’ growth reflects its role in providing plant nutrients to farmers who use its products to increase crop yields to help feed the world’s growing population.

In 2010, CF Industries completed the acquisition of Terra Industries. The acquisition doubled the company’s sales, significantly expanded its manufacturing footprint and distribution flexibility, and positioned CF Industries as the largest manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizer in North America and second largest globally. The company recently announced its plan to invest up to $3.8 billion in new capacity within North America over a 2015-2016 time period.

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