OPEX Finance Analyst: Contract

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
18 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world's most loved food and drink products. Making every day favourites like Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana, Doritos and Naked Juice, to name a few! We have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and have recently been voted a Top Employer for the sixth year in a row. On a larger scale, PepsiCo produces the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 22 product lines that each generates more than $1billion in annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. "Winning with Purpose" reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit

We're looking for a Finance Analyst to come and join our UK Finance team to help support an exciting period of change and transformation, as we evolve our UK systems. The role will be a fixed term contract until the end of September 2021. At present our offices remain closed, but when they re-open you may be expected to work from our Reading office a couple of days a week if required.

What you'll get up to:
    • The purpose of the role is to take a lead in the collection, preparation and validation of A&M, IT and Capex data required for the successful implementation of SAP Project Systems in the UK and Ireland from July.
    • The role will also play a key part in Hypercare activities including being a Change Champion for non-Finance teams;
    • The individual should be comfortable playing a key role in change projects and liaising with a diverse group of colleagues to ensure complete and accurate data collection;
    • Partner with multiple stakeholders to manage resolution of accounting issues post go-live;
    • Work closely with our offshore Shared Services (GFSS) team to ensure the new business processes are embedded across the business and GFSS.
    • Support the raising of POs in the new system and provide on the job training;

Qualifications / Requirements

What we're looking for:
  • Background in finance (e.g Analyst, management accountant, accounts payable/receivable)
  • System knowledge - Excel (SAP would be beneficial)
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Well organised, Self sufficient & Proactive; able to schedule and prioritise many competing priorities to deliver independently against deadlines;
  • Strong collaboration skills and influencer;
  • Flexibility, and capable of dealing with ambiguity; Can-do, flexible resiliant attitude - able to respond to rapidly changing/ urgent priorities;
  • Experience in working in a matrix organization;

Salary & benefits:
We'll offer a competitive salary, private health care, flexible benefits package (for example, 25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell more, company pension)

We pride ourselves on our superb work force. The people in this business genuinely care about doing a great job! We have a common goal - strive to continuously improve our business performance and our own personal development. With the majority of executive team having been promoted organically, we are continually developing and encouraging our employees to push themselves further and offer them support with their continual learning.


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