Kerry Group

Plant Controller

Kerry Group
Not disclosed
28 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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

The Plant Accountant / Plant Operations Controller role is to support the various Manufacturing and Supply Chain strategies by providing information for decision making, performance measurement, risk management, and strategic planning.

Key responsibilities


  • Lead and support the Operations Accounting function for the Kerry plant(s).
  • Advance a culture of cost consciousness and cost awareness in the plant(s).
  • Provide relevant, accurate, and timely information to management for decision making.
  • Essential Functions and Duties:

    Decision Making Support

  • Least Cost Formulation Evaluation
  • Budgeting / Forecasting / Planning
  • Capital / Strategic Project Analysis
  • Inventory Management Analysis
  • Process Costing
  • Performance Measurement

  • Completion of Monthly Reporting Pack for each plant
  • Manufacturing Order Efficiency versus Budget / Target
  • Manufacturing Order Cost versus Budget / Target
  • Indirect Cost Analysis versus Budget / Target
  • Inventory Measurement versus Budget / Target
  • Supply Chain / Distribution Efficiency Measurement
  • Kerry Excel (Profit Improvement Plan) Reporting
  • Capital Projects Performance
  • Data Integrity

  • M.O. Costings and analysis accuracy
  • Stock recording accuracy
  • Budgeting / Forecasting / Planning
  • The responsibilities listed above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required. Incumbents will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting (preference) or comparable experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Summary of Characteristics of the role:

  • Performance based measurement Improvement and standardization of processes
  • Consolidation of information
  • Decision making support (capital evaluation and strategy)
  • Control and risk management (mainly of stock or inventory)
  • Information management (streamlining processes and knowledge)
  • People and IT development Introduce and lead least cost manufacturing and profit improvement programs
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work through and with diverse personalities while being tactful and mature.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive (particularly with other managers).
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff while maintaining an environment conducive to working.
  • Good business acumen.
  • System savvy with strong PC skills, particularly with Excel, ERP and Accounting systems.
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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