Kerry Group

Finance Analyst

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Completive salary
24 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

We currently have an opportunity for Accountants in our Global EPM Team reporting to our Group EPM Lead. The role will be project focused and will involve working with senior Finance, ICT, and Middle Office stakeholders throughout the group in order to ensure the successful execution of the Middle Office sponsored EPM Project. The role will report to the EPM Finance Lead for Middle Office.

Key responsibilities of the role within the team include:

  • Assisting the Middle Office EPM lead in designing the new Middle Office Performance Measurement (EPM) and working with each of the Middle office Global Functional leads and their Finance Business partners ensuring that the scope is clear and externally benchmarked
  • Responsibility for specified parts of the data migration of the History of Middle Office KPIs to ensure comparability
  • Responsible for Data integrity and understanding how the date comes from source systems and that the KPIs designed are calculating correctly and all systems are aligned
  • Take an active role in testing the new system and working with ICT to resolve defects
  • Work on designing, documenting and communicating new ways of working and processes as a result of the new system implementation with the support of existing EPM resources
  • Bring Kerry Finance and business knowledge to the project team and to source that knowledge if needed from outside the team
  • Work closely with the wider EPM team including ICT on understanding how our integrated Reporting systems interact and ensure that design is consistent across the entire platform
  • Play a key role in dealing with change management associated with the project including the training of new users, new ways of working and governance.

Ideal Profile:

  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA required)
  • Previous Operations Finance experience preferred
  • A strong interest in systems and good understanding of reporting systems
  • Strong communication, planning and project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to play a leading role in the establishment of “One Way of Working” for Finance Processes
  • Strong analytical skills- ability to proactively identify and resolve issues
  • Ability to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met
  • Advanced excel skills required
  • Knowledge of SAP or BW preferable
  • A self-starter with proven experience in change management and the ability to work independently or as part of a team!

Key Skills:

  • Assemble, gather and disseminate data from various sources and formulate into reports and analytics for use during the project
  • Ability to add value by proactively identifying potential opportunities or issues and assist in the implementation of both process and performance improvement
  • Ability to take new processes and flows, identify key elements and develop and implement plans for managing and controlling
  • A team player with strong inter-personal and communication skills both in a project environment and with business stakeholders
  • Excellent document writing skills (e.g. functional specifications, business process design documents, project plans, powerpoint presentations)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Well organized with a proven track record in meeting challenging deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to mainland Europe, South America, US and Asia as required for the project.

Candidates must hold an EU passport

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

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