Kerry Group

GBS - Operations Finance Team Lead (Europe)

Kerry Group
Kuala Lumpur, 10, MY
Not disclosed
02 Feb 2024
02 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

As part of the central Operations Finance team, this role is responsible for the day to day management and review of the Kerry SAP material ledger. The Material Ledger covers sites between production plants and storage locations across APMEA.

Within the production plant the material ledger covers the full end to end solution with full costing based on average weighted cost. In addition, there may be periods when the role will assist with the integration of new locations into the Kerry SAP material ledger solution.

Key responsibilities

  • Control
    • Ensure stock valuation and processes comply with statutory requirements and Kerry procedures.
    • Ensure strong internal controls are in place and maintained to mitigate business risk around stock valuation.
    • Support Central Financial control with external and internal audits of stock valuation.
  • Data Integrity
    • Full responsibility for the data quality in Product Cost Estimates and the Material Ledger.
    • Responsible for liaising with Central IT support to ensure transactional issues in the SAP configuration are corrected.
    • Completing reconciliations of the material ledger monthly to ensure that all data issues are investigated and resolved. In addition, completing root cause analysis of issues to reduce the number of ongoing issues.
  • Processes
    • Running and distributing weekly reports for monitoring the material ledger.
    • Delivering the central month end processes to ensure material ledger closes on time.
    • Support Operations finance plant teams with material ledger issue resolution and training.
    • Completing month end material ledger reconciliations.
    • Supporting Commercial finance with stock and cost of sales valuation queries.

Qualifications and skills

  • Qualified accountant.
  • Fluent English and other language capability an advantage.
  • 3+ years general SAP experience of which 2+ years should be experience of material ledger control.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills on technical and business issues.
  • Well organized and skilled at prioritizing.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • Good communication skills within a team environment.

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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