Kerry Group

Commercial Accountant

Recruiter
Kerry Group
Location
Egham, SRY, GB
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
07 Oct 2021
Closes
28 Oct 2021
Ref
31150
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing Finance team down in Egham. If you thrive in cross-functional teams, if you have a passion for unearthing financial insights and are looking for an environment where you are supported to deliver to a high standard and enabled to take ownership in all you do, then this is the role for you.

As a business partner to our commercial functions, you will use your analytical skills and commercial acumen to influence stakeholders in financial and business decision making. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our business objectives through the provision and interpretation of key commercial management information.

As a Commercial Accountant within Kerry Foods, you will be working with the finance Lead, accountants and analysts, while business partnering our commercial functions.

Key responsibilities

  • Be a core member of cross functional Growth Teams, in pursuit of delivering in year targets and seeking out new opportunities for growth
  • Work collaboratively with commercial and operational teams to develop business cases and model scenarios, such as building innovation P&Ls, exploring new promotional mechanics and evaluating the impact of commodity pricing
  • Partner with Account Managers in building annual customer joint business plans, exploring opportunities to grow our business and ensuring that we deliver against our business targets.
  • Demonstrate bold curiosity by identifying trends and proactively presenting key findings and recommendations to the commercial teams
  • Take ownership for providing month-end variance analysis, outlining emerging trends or issues and sharing actionable insights
  • Take a lead in delivering robust and accurate financial forecasts, identifying risks & opportunities and presenting forecasted outlook to senior stakeholders and wider commercial teams
  • Partner with commercial stakeholders to review promotional performance, analysing the return on investment and effectiveness of our trade spend investments and challenging sales teams to optimise future promotional plans
  • Continuously identify opportunities to streamline and improve efficiency of our financial processes and seek ways to add more value
  • Show real passion, energy and excitement for growing our business.
Qualifications and skills
  • Commercial Business Partnering experience in a similar role is a must.
  • Qualified (or Part Qualified) Accountant with a CIMA or ACCA professional qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate professionally to all levels and functions of an organization
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferable
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Take a look at what’s going on at Kerry Foods on our LinkedIn page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kerryfoodsofficial

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

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