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Commercial Accountant

Kerry Foods
Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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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're looking for a Commercial Accountant to join our Kerry team in Egham, United Kingdom.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Accountant to join the Kerry team deploying our global template worldwide. The candidate will support the Commercial Finance Lead within Kerry to build expertise and differentiated concepts.

This is a full-time Permanent.

Key responsibilities

  • Be a core member of cross functional agile 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 we deliver against our business strategy

  • 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 insight

  • 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 brands, developing our categories and identifying opportunities against new and emerging food trend

Qualifications and skills

  • 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

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferable

  • Experience of working with Power BI, SAP and Qlikview are preferable

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