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Site Accountant - Jeddah

Requisition ID 11427
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI

About Kerry

 

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €6.7 billion and supplies over 15,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 100 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide. 


Our Values:      Commitment | Teamwork | Excellence | Entrepreneurial | Value Creation

About the role

 

The Site Accountant will play a pivotal role in supporting Kerry’s finance function deliver timely and accurate financial information and analysis to key stakeholders within the Kerry MENAT business.


Based at the Jeddah manufacturing plant in KSA, the Site Accountant will assume key responsibility for daily finance activity. As new ways of working are being introduced, Kerry processes and system changes are being implemented across this recently introduced site, and so the Site Accountant is expected to be a strong Agent of Change while balancing a strong commercial growth agenda.


The successful candidate will be a strong team player capable of demonstrating key leadership and advocacy competencies in this strategic bridging role, working towards an integrated, cohesive & combined Kerry organization locally. He/she will also be expected to support cross functional initiatives and acquisition integration projects as required.

Key responsibilities

 

•Maintenance and review of current Finance activity at site on a daily basis to include Operations Finance, Commercial Finance and Financial Control
•Co-ordination of functional integration plans with a specific focus on statutory and management reporting, cash management, compliance, pricing and margin management, operational excellence KPIs, capital expenditure & SAP readiness programme
•Support the commercialization and introduction of Kerry Taste portfolios at site capable of leveraging the local manufacturing footprint and enabling Kerry’s push initiatives and commercial growth strategy
•Preparation and review of various monthly reports / metrics together with functional stakeholders with a strong emphasis on monthly Volume, Revenue & Margin reporting across a matrix managed organisation
•Calculation and delivery of costing / pricing models across Kerry MENAT’s product portfolio with a keen understanding of pricing and margin management drivers (raw material risk, conversion cost modelling, FX risk management, margin segmentation etc)
•Oversight of the weekly Forward Projection (“Flash”) report, providing regional management with a real-time assessment of current month business performance 
•Ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required including periodic executive meeting analytics, presentation activity and conducting recurring post acquisition reviews
•Engagement and partnering support of both cross functional and new to Kerry stakeholders designed to foster a greater understanding of key business drivers and performance. A core requirement of the role will be the effective channeling and escalation of local site issues to resolution while dual operating models are effective

Qualifications and skills

 

•Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or numerical discipline with relevant Accountancy body qualification preferred
•At least 3-5 years professional experience in a previous finance role is required; familiarity with OLAP BI, Hyperion, SAP and SAP implementation processes all strongly desirable
•Highly computer literate, with strong emphasis on analytical skills. Candidates should be capable of analyzing and reporting on large volumes of data in a succinct and user-friendly manner
•Strong project management skills essential with broad understanding of functional workings of each department within a standalone business
•Highly numerate, comfortable working with large volumes of data
•An analytical thinker capable of conveying technical information in a user-friendly manner
•Strong IT skills essential. Familiarity with advanced MS Excel functionality and systems preferred (VBA, power-pivot, macros)
•Self-starter who can manage fluctuating workloads and projects using a high degree of initiative
•Strong team player with a clear focus on stakeholder engagement and solution delivery
•Strong communicator, comfortable interacting with confidence across a wide range of stakeholders
•Takes personal accountability and ownership of actions to completion while acting autonomously


Work Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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