Operations/ Plant Accountant

Kerry Foods Group
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Kerry Overview:

Here at Kerry Foods we lead the way in manufacturing and marketing chilled foods that delight consumers across the UK, Ireland and international markets. As well as creating the finest customer-branded chilled foods, we also own an impressive stable of our own household name brands, from Cheestrings, Yollies, Denny and Dairygold to Mattessons, Wall's and Richmond sausages.

We have 6,000 people working across 14 manufacturing sites, as well as a number of commercial bases throughout the UK and Ireland, and together we drive a business with an annual turnover of €1.5 billion.

Our open minded and forward-looking culture empowers our people to use their passion, skills and customer-centric focus to build on this success, driving our ambitious growth strategy, and ensuring we delight the tastes of tomorrow.

Description & Responsibilities:

To inform, challenge and support the site in achieving their purpose through the provision and interpretation of key management information.

In particular:

    Financial reporting of and insight into Ossett overheads to ensure the best factory decisions and improvements are made based on accurate and insightful information.Building highly effective relationships with Finance Manager and site Senior Leadership Team.Help to drive and embed a continuous improvement culture across the Finance Team. Improving systems, processes and reporting where necessary in line with KFMS principles. Preparation of monthly accounts, annual budget/projection, monthly forecasts and year end accounts.Ownership and detailed knowledge of all site overhead spend.Responsible for completion and submission of reports, analysis and data to the center to meet deadlines.Ownership of capital reporting and tracking of approved projects that are not being closed out.Take a full and active role in projects at Ossett to drive continuous improvements around processes and controls that meet site objectives.Ensure that best practices are embedded across the Finance team.Documentation of our finance related key procedures. Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and Kerry procedures.Take an active role in ensuring finance team development and delivery by setting up, challenging and supporting team initiatives, feedback and learning and assisting in cover of other team members where necessary.Take ownership of own personal development, including identifying areas for development and seeking support to address these gaps.Ad hoc duties/requests from Site/Central.


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ ACCA)
  • Post-qualification experience
  • Educated to Degree Level
Essential Skills:

  • Excellent analytical Skills
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Hyperion
  • SAP FI/CO knowledge
  • Previously worked in a manufacturing based finance role

  • High Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic
  • Process and Service minded
Whilst experience is important, finding the right person who will live and breathe our Kerry Values is something we are extremely passionate about. Kerry Foods hasn't been built on luck. We've got to where we are today by being 'Courageous', 'On It' and 'Forward Looking.'

So if you're looking to build a lasting career within an 'Open Minded' company that allows it's people to take 'Ownership' of everything they do, Kerry Foods needs you! Come and join us and help us be 'Better Together.'

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