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Analyst, Commercial Finance

Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory

IT, Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Analyst, Commercial Finance  


The following position is open in IllinoisUnited States.

What makes this a great opportunity?

The role is a fantastic opportunity to join Beam Suntory and to gain valuable finance experience in a fast-paced environment. This role supports one of Beam Suntory’s largest regions and can be a stepping stone to future finance opportunities in the commercial business, or a transition to a corporate role. The role offers a diverse workload, encourages ownership and an entrepreneurial spirit working as a key business partner to assist in fact-based business analysis and decision support.

Role Responsibilities

  • Opportunity to work with cost center and finance leads budgeting operating expenses on an annual & bi- annual basis based on forecasting needs
  • Provide quarterly reviews to leaders to support local planning and business decisions.
  • Prepare accurate operating expense reporting, conduct monthly variance analysis and partner with cost center and finance leads to ensure monthly forecasts reflect understanding of key dynamics
  • Prepare month-end accounting entries and work closely with regional teams to ensure they understand the financial impact of the entries.
  • Monitor and report results during monthly/quarterly/annual close process
  • Complete all financial close deliverables, requirements include balance sheet variance to forecast, as well as preparation for the quarterly reviews
  • Prepare and/or review account reconciliations monthly to ensure all accounts are compliant with IFRS accounting guidelines. Analyze financial results to identify balance sheet risk or potential accounting breakdowns.
  • Support for both internal and external audits as related to US commercial operating expenses
  • Partner cross-functionally to manage process improvement projects, to foster greater accountability and to improve efficiency throughout the region.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting. 
  • Strong analytical and qualitative skills with the ability to manipulate, mine, and analyze data for key insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain cross functional and key working relationships across the organization.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and balance sheet management. 
  • Knowledge of SAP, EDW & Tableau financial applications and systems preferred.
  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively.
  • Specific experience in the spirits, beverage, or consumer reports business would be a plus.

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.