Kerry Group

Group FP&A Accountant

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Not disclosed
28 Mar 2024
15 Apr 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About The Role

We are looking for a Group FP&A Accountant to join our team! As part of this role, you will be actively partnering with designated Functional Cost Owners to ensure they have an appropriate understanding of their cost performance and associated variances to prior year and budget.

We are looking for someone who is highly analytical, detail-oriented, and has a strong ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Kerry operates a Hybrid working policy, candidates will be required to work from our offices in Naas or Tralee each week.

What will I be doing?

  • Partner with designated Functional Cost Owners to ensure they have an appropriate understanding of their cost performance and associated variances to prior year and budget.
  • Ensure there is appropriate governance and meeting cadence in place with designated Functional Cost Owners to review cost performance and enable actions to deliver to plan.
  • Functional costs validation and reporting, manage month end accounting ensuring where required appropriate accruals and prepayments are put in place.
  • Prepare and issue suite of standard FP&A monthly reports summarising key insights observed.
  • For your designated Functions, be key point of contact on enquiries requiring root cause analysis and rectification.
  • For your designated Functions prepare the Corporate Division element of the Annual Budget ensuring function owners are fully aligned to plan and relevant Regional Business Units are aware/aligned to Budgeted allocations.
  • Consolidate cost performance and associated commentary into a Global functional view as part of cost bridge presentation.
  • Provide timely analysis of key business performance indicators across our business bringing understanding and insight to variances.
  • Support projects relating to Functional Cost Digitalisation as required.
  • Support ongoing projects as required.
  • Master data maintenance.

What do I need to be successful?

In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in a similar role and environment.

These include:

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA.
  • Ambitious and energetic.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyses information skilfully.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP, AFO, Power BI an advantage

What will I get in return?

At Kerry, we believe in giving talented, curious people the opportunity to make a difference. We work as a team, searching for the best ways to inspire food and nourish life. We are a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges with a fresh approach. We want you to achieve whatever you put your mind to.

We also offer:

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free onsite gym
  • Free shuttle bus from Sallins train station to our offices in Naas
  • Health Care Cover
  • Matched pension scheme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers.

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.

Get in touch today!

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

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.

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