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GL Accountant

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Date: 12-Jul-2019

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 6504
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

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

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


The GL Accountant will work individually and in a team environment, to analyze and publish financial information for assigned APAC ledger(s).

Key responsibilities


  • Month-end and year-end activities to be performed with deadlines and according to Kerry Standards
  • Support the month-end and year-end accounting close process by assuring the completion of quality check and validation on journal posting, analysing financial and non-financial results, investigating variances and ensuring consistent and accurate data based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Submission of month-end financial data to Consolidation Team and explanation of fluctuation and variances
  • Prepare and ensure complete reconciliation schedules, including Accrual, Prepayments, Provision, Bonus, Banks, Inter-company, AP/AR Controls & VAT/GST
  • Prepare monthly Ledger Reports, Functional Cost Report, Gross Margin Report and Consolidation Package for Directors / Country Controller review
  •  Drafting and ensure sign-off of Statutory Reports after Year-End Closing
  • Liaise with internal/external auditors as and when required
  • Prepare budgets and projections with close liaison with Country Controller and Site HR
  • Adherence to agreed SLAs (Service Level Agreements)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager/GL Controllers
Qualifications and skills


• Degree or Diploma in Finance/Accountancy or equivalent; professional accounting qualifications will be a plus
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Financial Accounting with dedicated GL knowledge of a few years
• SAP experience is a MUST with advanced MS Excel skills
• Good technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills and attention to detail


Competencies Required:

• Prior experience in financial accounting or reporting role or shared services environment will be an advantage
• Good communication skills
• Multi-lingual language skills would be an advantage
• Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines and display initiative


Reporting to: GL Controller / RTR Manager

Job Location: Kerry Business Services - Johor Bahru, Malaysia


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