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Tax Accountant

Date: 12-Oct-2018

Location: Tralee, IE

Company: Kerry

Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our Taste & Nutrition technologies or systems. Kerry Taste & Nutrition is the largest and broadest industry innovation and solutions provider in the fragmented global ingredients and flavours market. Our consumer foods division, Kerry Foods, is a market leading supplier of added-value branded and customer branded chilled food products to the Irish, UK and selected international markets.

Since the commissioning of our first dairy and ingredients plant in Listowel, Ireland in 1972, we have grown to become the largest and most technologically advanced developer and provider of taste and nutrition solutions in the world. Our market leading insight and innovation, food and beverage heritage, science and technology, and applications/culinary excellence, provides the foresight and technology to deliver products that nourish and delight consumers throughout the world.

Kerry Group is quoted on the London & Irish Stock exchanges, with headquarters in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. We employ over 23,000 people worldwide and our 2017 Group revenue was €6.1 billion.

Our Global Headquarters (GHQ) is based in County Kerry, Ireland and is a centre of excellence for global financial control and the home of the Group corporate functions; Tax, Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Control, Investor Relations, Company Secretarial, Legal, Internal Audit, Group Control and Corporate Affairs. 

We are looking for leaders of the future, so if you have the ambition to match ours, we’d like to hear from you! 


The role:

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This role is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and progressive Accounting professional which offers a potential stepping stone to exceptional candidates to develop a successful, rewarding career with a progressive fast-moving organisation. Kerry offers excellent technical and professional development opportunities to successful candidates.

In addition to opportunities within Tax, opportunities regularly arise in other functions, including Finance and General Business. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, the Senior Management Team. This role gives the right candidate a fantastic opportunity to learn and progress in an environment which will support, facilitate and promote swift career progression within Kerry Group.

Kerry Group has operations in 140 countries worldwide and this role will provide significant learning opportunities as to how the Kerry business operates in many of these jurisdictions.


Responsible for:

  • Submission of all corporate tax returns for all EMEA jurisdictions
  • Co-ordinate the year end process from an EMEA Tax reporting perspective
  • Providing sign off on all tax notes in financial statements for EMEA jurisdictions
  • Research and resolve technical tax accounting issues for key stakeholders
  • All compliance related issues for EMEA
  • Deferred Taxation Accounting for all EMEA jurisdictions
  • EMEA Internal Management Reporting
  • Process improvement in respect of the EMEA KBS tax team
  • Assistance with any strike off / absorption for all EMEA legal entities
  • Assisting with M&A Activity and related restructuring, as required
  • Assistance with Group Management Reporting
  • Liaising closely with stakeholders (e.g. country controllers) for the purpose of the EMEA Tax compliance and reporting process
  • Assistance with preparation of Irish and UK VAT returns and other indirect taxes
  • Ensuring that relevant tax training is provided to staff within the EMEA Tax team.


Your Profile:

  • An interest in developing International Tax knowledge
  • Corporate tax experience ideally gained in a Big 4 professional practice firm or from a large multinational environment
  • Excellent numerical and technical analysis skills
  • Good knowledge of systems and IT
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • A proactive attitude with an ability to work on his/her own initiative
  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to prioritise and work on tight deadlines to ensure that compliance requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner.


  • AITI qualified
  • Line Management experience
  • European Tax knowledge.



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