This is a superb opportunity to be part of a new dynamic and successful team within Kerry Foods Finance. As Finance Accountant/Analyst, you will work with the project team during the deployment stage of this company wide standardization project which is also supported by the recent implementation of SAP. Once the project is completed, you will be responsible for well-defined elements of General Ledger and overhead accounting, commentary and reporting. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career and gain manufacturing accounting experience and skills through working on the initial implementation and ongoing process improvement projects to develop the service provided. Key Accountabilities Prepare budget holder overhead reporting including overhead cost analysis on a monthly basis, liaising with factory based budget holders to achieve sign off Analyse financial data across all factories throughout the month, including goods receipt notes and purchase orders, in order to validate overheads and related entries in the General Ledger Perform reconciliations to reference systems at month end and create accrual, prepayment and other adjusting journal entries in relation to factory controlled overheads (labour, utilities, etc.) Verify consistency in supporting documentation for journal entries and complete balance sheet reconciliations for a dedicated number of balance sheet accounts in order to obtain sign off by the Central Finance Manager Undertake continuous improvement project work including General Ledger projects under the guidance of the business process owner and provide training on process and procedure changes to the site users in the local factories, by web conference. Assist with the development of standard accounts templates & reporting models Provide business support to the local Finance teams in the factories, as agreed with the Service Centre Manager and the site Finance Managers during the monthly business support meetings Be the general ledger expert & central point of contact in relation to factory related overhead queries and liaise with the IMAS (indirect materials and services) purchasing team to ensure the correct coding of purchase orders/ invoices within the GL. Prepare Tax and Audit pack information as requested by the Finance Accountant and complete ad hoc data entry tasks & reports e.g. gather and review transaction data from the source modules, fix errors at source in the relevant ERP system modules, etc. Previous Experience Candidates must possess relevant General Ledger and Overheads accounting experience Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience and understanding of the following: General Ledger reporting Budget holder reporting Overhead analysis Analysis of goods receipt notes & purchase orders General ledger balance sheet reconciliations Creating accrual, prepayment and other adjusting journal entries in relation to overheads With advanced Excel skills, candidates will also preferably have knowledge of SAP FI/CO, SAP Fixed Asset and Hyperion The successful candidate will be a team player, who is process-driven and has a service-minded approach Being committed, driven and enthusiastic, candidates will enjoy delivering to tight deadlines Candidates must possess excellent analytical skills, demonstrating high attention to detail Qualifications Candidates are likely to be part-qualified/ newly qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK
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