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Commercial Accountant

Requisition ID 12073
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.
Key responsibilities


  • Calculation and delivery of costing / pricing models across Kerry ANZ’s product portfolio with a keen understanding of pricing and margin management activities (raw material risk, conversion cost modelling, FX risk management, margin segmentation etc.)
  • Supporting Commercial Directors in driving business decisions by providing solid financial assessment on current trading environment. Contributing to account plan mapping and relevant market competitiveness
  • Retrieve and analyse information surrounding current raw material environment and providing pricing updates relevant to go-to market strategy and robust planning and options around mitigating increase risks and long-term margin maintenance
  • Leading and driving annual price increase programme
  • Liaising with procurement and operations finance to fully integrate raw material and inflationary costs into pricing model
  • Produce matrix based multi-view summary of comprehensive data-set. Utilising historic data by providing comprehensive view by Sales team and Channel and subsequent strategy for increase implementation
  • Preparation and review of various monthly reports / metrics together with the Finance Director with a strong emphasis on monthly Volume, Revenue & Margin reporting across a matrix managed organisation
  • Oversight of the weekly Forward Projection (“Flash”) report, providing regional management with a real-time assessment of current month business performance
  • Maintain Kerry’s Business Intelligence solution ensuring it operates with a high degree of data integrity
  • Central control point for customer segmentation queries, regional database access, end-user training and ad-hoc queries
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required including periodic Executive Meeting analytics and presentations, specifically in reference to key industry movements and trends both within the domestic and international environment
  • Presenting engaging metrics to  Commercial stakeholders to foster a greater understanding and insight of key business drivers and performance
  • Updating plan that can draw down data from multiple SAP and CRM systems; ultimately linking into predictive analysis for quarterly sales conferences
  • Support ad-hoc regional Commercial Finance initiatives and annual strategic plans to include Budgeting and Forecasting
Qualifications and skills


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or numerical discipline an advantage
  • 5 years professional experience in a previous commercial role within the FMCG industry. 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
  • Highly numerate, comfortable working with large volumes of dataAn 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


Work Location: Sydney, Australia 

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