Graduate Accounting & Finance

Kerry GroupNaas, KildareGraduate

We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours . Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.

Role Locations:

• Anneyron, France • Charleville, Co. Cork • Listowel, Co. Kerry • Naas, Co. Kildare • Tralee, Co. Kerry • Vigo, Spain *Please be advised that the business will consider you for all locations on application for this graduate position and locations are subject to change at any stage of the recruitment lifecycle. Kerry's Graduate Programme operates on the basis that candidates are globally mobile*.

Overview:

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries. At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.

Description & Responsibilities:

As an Accounting & Finance Graduate, you will work with key players in the business from the outset to help meet corporate, business unit and department objectives and goals. Within the Graduate Programme, you will have the opportunity to participate in planning and forecasting meetings, conducting investment analysis, preparing management accounts and maintaining budgetary controls. Responsibilities will vary depending on the Finance team you are assigned to but may include the following:

• Forecasting, Budgeting and Monthly Reporting activity for the business along with communication to the business team • Involvement in the preparation of month end management accounts and assistance with yearend statutory audit • Within the pricing function, you would be involved in assisting with product costing, commodity analysis and ensuring price recovery and margin enhancement. • Analyzing market trends and dynamics, customer analysis, price/volume trends and outlooks to recommend actions that lead to profitable growth • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives to drive standardization, alignment and efficiencies within the function • Support for business leadership through performance measurement. Understand business trends and monitor financial performance against benchmarks and key performance indicators

Desirable Attributes:

• Minimum 2:1 degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related discipline • Fluency in Spanish or French required for the roles located outside of Ireland • Exceptional problem-solving skills • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed • Excellent time management and organisational skills • Strong leadership and communication skills • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own • Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word • Willingness to travel or relocate across the global Kerry organisation is a key requirement

Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad. How far will you go?

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