Kerry Group

Country Financial Controller

Kerry Group
Not disclosed
08 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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 have an excellent opportunity to provide assurance that Kerry is meeting its compliance obligations in the Scandinavian Countries (currently Denmark and Sweden) and to safeguard and protect the assets of the Group by ensuring that appropriate controls are in place. The role will work closely with Corporate functions, Kerry Shared Service Centres, Auditors, consultants and with the European Financial Compliance team.

General Compliance

  • Enforcement of Group policies as they relate to Financial reporting, Tax, Treasury, Company Secretarial & Legal
  • Maintenance of Compliance databases and responsibility for review of compliance requirements

Financial Reporting/Control

  • Review monthly management accounts and compute statutory adjustments on a monthly basis to be able to forecast full year statutory accounts
  • Analyse monthly management accounts (both P&L & Balance Sheet) from a statutory/legal perspective for the relevant jurisdiction and review for control purposes.
  • Review year end reporting files and pack (BPC) and assist in the year-end audit process
  • Completion and filing of local statutory accounts to ensure that these are prepared in accordance with local requirements, deadlines, standards and templates.
  • Assist in the intercompany process for any un-agreed balances
  • Maintain an up-to-date record of the financial disclosures and compliance requirements
  • In conjunction with Group Reporting to assess the value of the investments and goodwill on a yearly basis and highlight possible issues.
  • Complete any statistical returns to local authorities
  • Review of possible dormant entities and work through opportunities for strike off

Company Secretarial

  • Ensure that the Enitity's office filing is completed accurately and on time
  • Ensure all required meetings are held and minutes documented
  • Advise on local companies act changes and how that may affect disclosures and compliance requirements
  • Review legal entity directorships to ensure consistent approach and in accordance with Group policy
  • Intellectual property- work closely with internal departments to ensure IP is registered and protected as appropriate


  • Assist in the due diligence process for acquisitions and disposals as they pertain to Scandinavia
  • Ensure accounting for any acquisitions and disposals is signed off by Group technical and all necessary supporting documentation is in place
  • Assist in completion accounts where necessary
  • Act as a liaison between the relevant group departments, the local advisors and the local management during any restructuring process to ensure all compliance requirements are satisfied

Tax Accounting & Reporting

  • Liaise with business on projections and budgets to ensure forecasting by Legal Entity is accurate in order to calculate tax changes
  • Complete standard Tax templates for budget & projections and provide back up where needed
  • Complete all necessary analysis for compilation of the CT & DT calculations at year end and work with the Central European Tax team in addressing all related queries
  • Completion and filing of all local Tax return to ensure that it is prepared in accordance with local requirements, deadlines, standards and templates
  • Review and validate finished product VAT master data
  • Complete transfer pricing files & send to local/regional Tax Manager
  • Manage external direct & indirect tax audits
  • Manage withholding Tax obligations
  • Manage payroll tax compliance with payroll function
  • Manage customs & excise duty compliance with Supply Chain


  • Represent Kerry for any local legal matters under the instruction of Group Head of Legal Services
  • Ensure all contracts signed are in accordance with Group policies
  • Maintain a local legal library/repository including copies of all important legal and financial paperwork
  • Monitor and follow up any changes to the law that may have significant impact on compliance issues
  • Liaise with data protection officer for any local country considerations


  • Bank account maintenance
  • Payment authorizations
  • Perform any legal regulatory reporting for Treasury instruments
  • Assist with any Forex exposure report and management/ hedging if required
  • Assist with any funding requests or changes to capital structure
  • Assist with any external loan agreements in conjunction with Group Treasury
  • Keep an up-to-date record of all guarantees issued by and to the company

Ad-hoc Responsibilities

  • Complete the Group insurance questionnaire for the relevant jurisdiction and answer any queries arising from it & work with the business to ensure valuation and accuracy of Insurance renewal information
  • Ownership of the periodic population of the KCRS Questionnaires and for the performance of the periodic self-assessment for the Countries of responsibility

Your Profile

  • Qualified Accountant , 1-2 years PQE
  • Strong IFRS and Accounting Background
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Corporate Governance & exposure to Company secretarial and legal compliance preferably in relation to Denmark
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong Communication and Knowledge Sharing Skills
  • Ability to work and support cross functionally
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines

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

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