Kerry Group

Assistant Accountant

Kerry Group
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Not disclosed
03 May 2024
03 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Assistant 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 Integrated Operations Finance team, this role is responsible for the day-to-day management and review of the Kerry SAP material ledger
  • The IO ML Accountant is responsible for the end-to-end management & reporting of all transactional data within the material ledger
  • A key part of this role is to ensure data integrity, time management, and strong team player
  • You will responsible for a max of 4 plants’ transactional data, depending on the complexity of the sites (Material Ledger = Cost of Sales Ledger)
  • You will be responsible for all the daily, weekly, and monthly activity within the material ledger
  • You will play an important part in the material ledger cockpit close (within your allocated slot)
  • You will be expected to deliver on tight timelines and achieve monthly KPI Targets

Key Responsibilities

Product Costing Errors (PCE):

  • Following the daily, weekly, and monthly checklists without deviation. 
  • Processes and procedures play an extremely important part of this role.
  • Closing and controlling of manufacturing process orders on time. 
  • Accurate consumption of raw materials, intermediates, packaging and appropriate production time
  • Explanation and acceptance of stock write offs/ons. 
  • DUV creation for inventory differences
  • Material ledger value checks - regular checks of stock values, preparing stock adjustments when needed,
  • Working on decreasing the number of stock adjustments in the month and reducing the number of MR22 at month-end
  • Taking part in the month-end process / Cockpit close. 
  • Linking in with IO FC before close to ensure all journals are posted and costs as fully absorbed.
  • Working under tight deadlines to deliver the close with the allocated slot. 
  • Following the daily, weekly, and monthly checklists with deviation

New Product Implementation (NPI):

  • You will take part in the functional checks, recipe control, R&D, planning, warehouse, IO, and Commercial pricing team
  • You will be assigned a task via email to perform the IO checks
  • Check that all new raw material parts have prices
  • Missing prices will cause material ledger issues and must be highlighted prior to product being costed
  • Assigned the standard SAP overhead group
  • Run costing in the system Project Management Office Services

Qualifications and skills

  • Part-qualified accountant with previous experience of similar role
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken)
  • IT Skills - SAP proficient with advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, lookups & macros)
  • Excellent communication skills & strong relationship skills
  • Flexible team player
  • Analytical & review skills are imperative
  • Meeting large deliveries under tight deadlines
  • Adhering to all processes & procedures

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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