Senior Specialist, Accounting (Reporting)

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman’s Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

Owns monthly consolidation and reporting of financial results. Overall this role will focus on consistent reporting timelines, intercompany accounting (including transfer pricing support, eliminations and management fees), and other month-end close responsibilities. In executing this role, developing collaborative relationships with key business resources to deliver timely, accurate and insightful reporting.


  • Lead preparation of month-end financial reporting pack, including income statement and balance sheet analysis, statement of cash flows, and balance sheet, providing key insight into monthly, quarterly and YTD fluctuations
  • Responsible for specific month-end accounting responsibilities, including: intercompany eliminations, transfer pricing analysis and support, management fees, and other areas as deemed necessary to support an effective close.
  • Support design and implementation of systematic profitability reports and tools to enhance internal reporting and insight into business trends and variances
  • Ensure ongoing integrity, continuity, and scalability of reporting
  • Perform quality assurance functions of financial data and statistical information
  • Respond to inquiries regarding financial data
  • Maintain design and control over account mapping for financial statements and other financial reporting tools
  • Work closely with team members to identify information needs. Partner with IT and subject matter experts to develop and automate reports and tools.
  • Establish financial policies to ensure data and reporting integrity
  • Interprets data for the purpose of determining the root causes of financial performance
  • Support reporting needs of audits and external reporting department



  • 5+ years of accounting experience required
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Strong U.S. GAAP experience required
  • Previous experience working with SAP FI module and BI tool to extract/analyze data
  • Pervious experience working with a large enterprise; food products industry is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient at using MS Office
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant coursework required


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