Kerry Group

Financial Accountant - Sustainability

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Not disclosed
13 May 2024
10 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About The Role

We are recruiting for a Financial Accountant - Sustainability to come and join the finance team here at Kerry. Reporting to a Finance Manager you will play a key role in the business with a strong focus on sustainability compliance, delivery, and external reporting.

This a global role, with a great amount of exposure to key stakeholders within the business, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with other teams to deliver on our shared sustainability agenda.

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

Could this be the career move for you?

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 candidate who can demonstrate the desired competencies and aptitudes as well as ideally a proven track record of success in finance assurance / auditing paired with practice experience.

In Kerry we know that sometimes the perfect candidate doesn’t exist and people can be put off applying for a role if they don’t fit all the requirements. If you are excited about working for us and have the majority of the skills or experience then please do apply as you could be exactly what we are looking for!

What will I be doing?

  • Become an expert in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) external reporting requirements i.e., Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and related European Sustainability Reporting Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), amongst others.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the organisation in relation to external ESG reporting frameworks.
  • Work with functions to ensure that disclosure requirements per ESRS are met along with ensuring that strong controls and a clear audit trail is in place for CSRD reporting and assurance.
  • Work with functions to help with capability building and understanding of ESG reporting frameworks, developments and best practice within sector and peers.
  • Key contributor to the production and continued development of external Sustainability disclosures for inclusion in the Annual Report.
  • Assist in developing structures and controls to ensure compliance with ESG frameworks and regulations.
  • Engage with and deliver year end reporting and related support to our assurance partner.
  • Manage submission of data/responses to external ESG rating agencies e.g., CDP etc. and analyse for potential improvements.
  • Contribute to investor and customer questionnaires where required.
  • Build expertise through external engagement, conduct research, horizon scanning and contribute to knowledge sharing and education required on this evolving topic across the finance function and cross-functionally.

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 ACA /ACCA/ CIMA / CPA with post-qualification experience.
  • Audit/assurance background, an advantage.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of ESG standards and reporting requirements desirable but not essential.
  • Results orientated, ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills essential.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.

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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