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GL Accountant (Europe)

Requisition ID: 53155 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Hybrid 

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

Global Business Services (GBS) ensures that the business financial processes are efficient and consistent through handling incoming and outgoing invoices for the sites. The teams work with site colleagues and vendors and consists of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, HR Operations and Payroll.


The GBS teams manages General Ledger, Period and Year-end Closing activities. It is an expanding and evolving team which encourages continuous improvement and people development. The team is responsible for completing an efficient and compliant end to end RTR cycle for all stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the preparation of the monthly management accounts (SAP & BPC system), including analysis of accounts, journal postings, balance sheet reconciliations and other month end processing.
  • Partially working alongside with SAP KerryConnect roll-out if there’s any significant level of project work to support integration of new sites onto the central supply chain company, and GL reporting centre.
  • Support in the improvement of processes and practices across company.
  • Work with GBS AR/AP to obtain comfort around balance sheet items in their control.
  • Post cross regional statutory accounting journals, working closely with tax and treasury team.
  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of Balance Sheet Accounts Reconciliation & Income Statement or P/L.
  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of Management Reports.
  • Responsible for Period-end and Year-end Ledger Closing Submission.
  • Responsible for Drafting of Statutory Financial Statements for certain entity.
  • Work closely with other Europe sites to aid clean month end close on key balances.
  • Acting as gatekeeper for both interim and year end audit procedure, including preparation of year end audit file, liaising with external audit team and preparation of year end group reporting.
  • Assist all company stakeholders, local finance team and business partners with any technical queries which may arise.
  • May partially need to assist in the date upload of Projections/Budgets into SAP.
  • Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheets, period-end closing, preparation and quality review of journals.

Qualifications and skills

  • A Degree in Finance with a minimum of 1-2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SAP Knowledge.
  • Able to read, write and speak fluently in English. Able to interpret accurately and respond appropriately.
  • Experience in preparing accruals, prepayments, balance sheet reconciliations, Overheads Close, Process Bank Transactions and Reconciliations, Intercompany Accounting and Reconciliation, Fixed Asset Transactions, Budget/ Projection/ Financial Statements, MDM knowledge.
  • MS Excel / Office Knowledge.
  • Able to work effectively in a complex (matrix) environment.
  • The ability to understand, listen and build Site / function relationships.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in adopting to fast pace environment and continuous challenges.

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

Recruiter: #LI-MA1 
Posting Type: LI 

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