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Operations Finance Team Lead (Europe)

Requisition ID: 53255 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:   

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

  • As part of the central Integrated Operations Finance team, this role is responsible for the day-to-day management and review of the Kerry SAP material ledger.
  • The IO Finance Team Leader is responsible for the end-to-end training and development of material leader team.
  • As the Team Leader you will be responsible for a team over a number of sites with plant's transactional data.
  • You will be required to perform the material ledger tasks and ensure cover is in place for holidays and sickness.
  • You will be responsible for all activity within the general ledgers ensuring that all transactions are posted and that the direct costs are fully absorbed.
  • You will work closely with the plant business partners to ensure that the ledgers show a true and fair view of the plant accounts.
  • Direct & Indirect Costs.
  • Full ownership of financial control activity ensuring timely processing of all SAP activity.
  • Support process enablement team at year end provide substantive evidence.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare & issue monthly timetable.
  • Ensure all journal vouchers are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that the Business partner has sent you all the automated journals for processing.
  • Ensure all prepayments & accruals are correct and journal voucher uploaded.
  • Review Plant maintenance journal and upload to ledger.
  • Download direct & indirect plant costs for top level review.
  • Ensure all direct and Indirect costs look reasonable compared to budget.
  • GL Variances by exception should be sent to the Business Partners for approval prior to month end close.
  • Ensure that the Business partner signs off on the plant accounts prior to full absorption.
  • Ensure all direct costs are fully absorbed advise the plant that the books are closed for the month.
  • Review service level agreements on a monthly basis and issue monthly KPI on performance and follow up on actions where required.
  • Manage job rotation for the team.
  • Ad-hoc business requirements thru out year and year end.
  • Ensure Smooth Delivery of Operations and delivery of Margins.
  • People Management and deliver Monthly Activities as per the checklist and ensure completion of activities on time with quality and accuracy.
  • End to End Process Understanding and working closely with Multiple Departments and Stakeholders.
  • Timeliness, Completeness and Accuracy of the Data.
  • Ensuring all the data is accurate for Reporting Purpose.
  • Drive the improvement of processes and practices across each company/ledger.
  • Co-ordinated with Departments on Legal Requirements - Audit and Compliance.

Qualifications and skills

  • Qualified with minimum 7 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Product Costing.
  • Excellent Communication Skills & strong relationship skills. Language Skills to support the plants within the team and also must be fluent in English.
  • IT Skills - SAP proficient & Advanced Excel skills (Spreadsheets knowledge of pivot tables, lookups & macros).
  • Strong People Management skills.
  • Meeting all deliverables as per agreed SLA’s.
  • Demonstrate Leadership & Organizational skills.

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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