We exist to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live. We use the power of cooking to bring people together as the cornerstone of realizing each person’s full potential–in the home and in life.

Part of Berkshire Hathaway, Pampered Chef is the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. At cooking shows, our independent consultants help guests use our unique products to prepare simple and delicious recipes while sharing tips and techniques to make everyday cooking easier and faster.

Sr. Accountant at Pampered Chef

What makes Pampered Chef unique

We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.

 

About the Financial Accountant Role

We’re numbers people!  We collect, process, analyze, and distribute financial information, keeping everything accurate and timely.  We are responsible for protecting our business and safeguarding our assets.  Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Perform month end accounting including journal entry preparation and reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Analyze expense line item variances and provide explanations to be included in the monthly Executive Summary analysis provided to the Officer team.
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual financial statement and footnotes submitted to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
  • Assist external audit and tax teams by preparing schedules, explaining supporting material and procedures and any other data as needed.
  • Act as the financial liaison for specific department(s) within the organization; reviewing their results vs plan on a monthly basis, assist with the budget process and perform any ad-hoc reporting/analysis to support the team.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in daily/monthly responsibilities.
  • Assist in preparing the monthly inventory reporting and analysis provided to the Product Development team.

 

As a member of the Finance Team, you can expect:

  • Intellectual stimulation – You’ll learn the operations of our business and dig into the financial statements
  • Shaping the future – We’re moving forward and you’ll help shape our financial processes
  • Ownership – We act like owners, which means you are empowered and own your work
  • Personal development – We’re committed to helping you develop in new areas and new skillsets
  • Meritocracy – You can expect rewards based on delivering great results

 

What we’re looking for in a new team member:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for continuous improvement in self and processes
  • Attention to details and a commitment to meet deadlines
  • Computer skills to process data quickly and flawlessly
  • Communication skills to work effectively with all levels within the organization
  • Proactive & Creative thinking to seek out best practices and challenge the status quo
  • Accountability to take full ownership for everything you do
  • Team spirit, work well within a small, high-performing team

 

What we’d love to see in a candidate:

  • BS / BA in accounting
  • Minimum 3 years of experience, public accounting preferred
  • CPA, or currently sitting for CPA a plus
  • Tax experience a plus
  • Oracle and Hyperion experience a plus
  • Strong to expert Excel skills

 

More about Pampered Chef

We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.

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Why work with us
Key to our success is a happy and valued workforce; with the unique opportunity to do work we’re passionate about outside our team charter and day-to-day responsibilities. We believe in trusting and empowering coworkers and we value ideas and input from all levels of our organization.
Culture
The goal of our corporate culture is to strengthen operational excellence, work collaboratively, and continue to improve our coworker, consumer, and consultant experience. As an Agile environment with open work areas you're provided the freedom to be creative, innovative and communicate efficiently. Come take your career to the next level!
Perks & Benefits
Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.
We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago. Some of our roles will have the opportunity to work in the Chicago office full time, part time, or on occasion.
We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!
We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.
Most importantly, Pampered Chef has a strong, proven history of bringing fun to cooking, creativity to recipes, and sharing to family and friends around the table.

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