Accounting/Finance Analyst - 2018 Graduates
Location:
Beloit , Wisconsin
Posted:
February 20, 2018
Reference:
2017-10401
Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:
  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

We are looking for energetic, career minded and ambitious Early Career\Graduates candidates to join Kerry. We offer opportunities on a variety of finance teams including Operations Finance, Commercial Finance and Financial Control with a further opportunity to rotate between the different teams to get a broad understanding of all aspects of the business.

Joining Kerry gives you an opportunity to continue developing and learning with our graduate development program, Kerry Fundamentals, that offers management skills development as well an opportunity to work on a cross-functional business project. Kerry has had success with graduates that have joined the organization and have accelerated and progressed their careers. Many past members of the graduate program now hold Senior Leadership positions in the organization today.

Job Descriptions for some of the finance roles available at Kerry

Finance Analyst, Commercial
  • Key resource to business unit management in supporting business strategies pertaining to pricing and margin management
  • Understand market trends, dynamics, price/volume trends and outlooks to recommend actions that lead to profitable growth
  • Support sales/marketing with analysis aimed at customer retention, pricing, business at risk, new business and business lost
  • Manage new business pipeline reporting and assess impact of new opportunities on the business portfolio
  • Assess key commodity market risk and the impact on pricing
  • Determine, validate and communicate quotes, credits and pricing to business teams
  • Forecasting, Budgeting and Monthly Reporting responsibility for business along with communication to the business team
  • Support executive and leadership meeting agendas including presentation material, analysis and support

Finance Accountant, Operations
  • Analyze and record material purchase accruals, inventory adjustments, freight accruals and market adjustments in relation to inventory at manufacturing locations.
  • Develop tools and reporting methods for variance reporting that identify and analyze key variables which affect the financial performance of the business.
  • Provide decision-making support to operations management team by providing accurate financial and statistical data.
  • Develop, prepare and present, mid-year and yearly budget projections
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives in the manufacturing facility.
  • Finance Analyst, Financial Control
  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of timely, accurate, value-added information to senior executives including financial analysis and presentations that assist in strategic decision making.
  • Member of a corporate financial control team responsible for multiple tasks in areas of general ledger, financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, statutory accounts, projections and budgeting.
  • Support for business leadership through performance management. Understands business trends and monitors financial performance against benchmarks and key performance indicators.
  • Works closely with cross functional teams and business finance leadership to identify and analyze performance drivers.
  • Assist with process improvement and standardization by identifying and implementing changes within finance team to drive control, alignment, and efficiencies

Finance Analyst, Central Operations
  • Review and monitor centralized processes; while collaborating with Plant Controllers to ensure adherence and while developing and implementing corrective actions.
  • Analyze and record material purchase accruals, inventory adjustments, freight accruals and market adjustments in relation to inventory at manufacturing locations.
  • Develop tools and reporting methods for variance reporting that identify and analyze key variables which affect the financial performance of the business.
  • Develop, prepare and present, mid-year and yearly budget projections
  • Manage, review, audit and maintain process manufacturing master data
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives across various regions and business units.

Finance Analyst, Central Commercial
  • Provide training, support and consolidation for centralized processes and systems in collaboration with the business unit commercial finance teams
  • Responsible for performing month-end tasks including invoicing, reconciliations and metrics reporting
  • Review all input files for reasonableness to mitigate costing inaccuracies and drive efficiency
  • Provide business users with accurate and timely reports to support business decision-making and performance management
  • Collaborate with functional and business stakeholders to identify and implement process improvements
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives including user acceptance testing and deployment of new systems and upgrades

Finance Analyst, Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Cleanse and enrich current master data across finished product, raw material, customer and vendor which are critical to support business processes
  • Govern all new and change data requests for duplication, completeness, compliance and accuracy
  • Maintain a SharePoint site for creation/modification/inactivation of master data
  • Provide input on data strategy based on insight from the role
  • Training of stakeholders on MDM processes and workflows
  • Create, update and distribute meaningful reports including business data insights

We are also looking to fill Financial Analyst roles in our regional shared services including treasury, tax, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Accounting
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate professionally to all levels of an organization
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Key Competencies:
  • Analytical skills
  • Commercial/business acumen
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Continuous improvement





A little about us:
To delight and nourish consumers across the globe.

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