Financial Planning and Analysis Graduate - 2 Year FTC

Cork, Ireland
Competitive salary
20 Jan 2022
20 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

We are on the lookout for a Financial Planning and Analysis Graduate Accountant to join our Finance team in Little Island on a 2 year graduate training programme.

We are the concentrate team in PepsiCo (PGCS) working across the Beverage, Nutrition and Snacks categories to deliver concentrate for many of PepsiCo’s mega brands including Gatorade, 7Up and Pepsi. We are at the heart of PepsiCo products, sourcing ingredients to manufacture more than 1,200 recipes for our brands. We are a global organisation, situated in 17 locations across 11 countries offering careers in various functions from Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Finance, R&D, HR and IT. We want team members who can collaborate in our fast paced global organisation and are passionate about creating and delivering much-loved household brands to markets across the world.
Let’s be frank. PepsiCo is a $63billion global business. It is extremely complex. And our Finance community make sense of it by tracking our overall business results, helping maximise our financial performance and put in place the right controls to ensure accuracy and transparency of our results. Whether working in Financial Planning, Operations Finance, Back Office or Controls, the Finance function takes a central role in the way we run our business. Do you want to be a part of the financial heartbeat of our organisation? If so we could take your talents to a whole new level.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity of working with the Manufacturing Overhead and Compensation and Benefits (MOH) team on a two and a half year graduate training programme. He/she will train as a Qualified Accountant through a recognised accountancy body and gain sufficient relevant experience at PepsiCo to complement their studies. The role provides exposure to a complex environment, and global customer base, planning and analysis, engagement with the local business teams and senior management locally and within PepsiCo. There is also excellent opportunity to drive an agenda of delivering best in class processes and practices to enhance business support.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for BPC System Processes for Month/Period close, including scheduling of packages
  • Responsible for month end/period end reconciliation of MOH sector costs and variances
  • Responsible for reconciliation to Reporting and Flowthrough models
  • Preparation of Forecast/Plan system set up, loading plant submissions and reconciliation to Reporting and Flowthrough models
  • Prepare actuals/forecast/plan analysis templates
  • Consolidation of plant submissions actuals/plan/forecasts for analysis
  • Support HQ MOH analyst in actuals tracking, recurring monthly journals
  • Support Plant analyst with headcount tracking for Front Line Operations
  • Prepare and issue monthly actual reports to budget holders
  • Process improvement, testing and validation of new functionality and reports


Qualifications / Requirements : Essential skills:

  • Accounting degree or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical skills including high degree of proficiency in excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent Interpersonal/Communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Results orientated and commitment to achieving objectives.
  • Self-starter with ability to work autonomously, as well as being flexible.
  • Ability to integrate well within a team environment.

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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