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Commercial Accountant BPSI

Requisition ID: 11949 

Position Type: FT Permanent 

Recruiter: #LI-TG1 

Posting Type: LI 



About Kerry:

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world’s leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.


About Applied Health & Nutrition:

The Applied Health & Nutrition division presents a remarkable combination of technical capabilities, innovative applications and consumer insight understanding. Applied Health & Nutrition supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers. A career here will offer 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

Reporting to the Technology owner, the Commercial Accountant will be an integral part of the Global AH&N business based in Naas, responsible for providing key commercial information to the business and accountable for the integrity and accuracy of the same.  This role will support the Commercial FD, the Sales Team, the Research, Development & Applications (RD&A) team and senior management to drive growth and enhance margins.

This is a decision support role for Business presidents and will involve a lot of interaction and holistic view of key AH&N business units.

Key responsibilities
  • Perform a business partner linkage role with the sales teams address performance results, determine outlook and proposal of actions required to drive improved performance.
  • Perform a business Partner Role with RD&A Directors to review KPI’s and P&L costs to determine meaning behind the metrics.
  • Determine and develop pricing strategies in conjunction with the business president and Commercial controller. Communicate target pricing for customer quotations using the standard processes, and ways of working.
  • Evaluate and communicate impact of customer pricing plans to Management in advance of implementation of price changes to customers.
  • Take part of top down analysis of full year projections which are presented at quarterly executive meetings by the Business Presidents.
  • Ongoing margin analysis, root cause categorization of variances, identification and implementation of corrective actions to prevent repeat incidences.
  • Support Business Development support with Pipeline Reports for key stakeholders in the business reviewing in conjunction with finance leads.
  • Ensure that all relevant risk components are assessed and mitigated via hedging. Including multiple risk items FX and commodity tracking.
  • Partnering with RD&A, procurement & operations finance to meet the customer needs and business targets.
  • Support with the implementation of annual price review process.
  • Review of monthly P&L with key variances explained and analysed
Qualifications and skills


  • Qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) with an appropriate third level qualification
  • Approx. 3-5 years post qualified experience ideally in a commercial or operational role
  • Knowledge of SAP (SRM and ECC) an advantage
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential


  • Systematic and commercial mind-set when approaching commercial challenges
  • Ability to effectively communicate up, across and down the organisation across multiple disciplines including RD&A, Sales, Marketing and Commercial
  • Analytical and numerate with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Competencies Required:

  • Commercial acumen
  • Openness to change and a passion for driving continuous improvement opportunities

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