Finance Analyst / Financial Analyst

Kerry Foods Group
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
There's no one quite like Kerry Foods. We've grown from a small farmers' collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We're aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still. Luckily, standing still has never been our way. We are looking for a Finance Analyst to join our newly formed Commercial Finance team in Egham, Surrey. Joining Kerry Foods means becoming part of this incredible story - and helping to write the next chapter. Your reward? Well futher career development for you in future too!

The role of Finance Analyst was created to ensure Kerry Foods wins in our ever competitive market.

How do you do this?? - well by delivering financial insights and influencing stakeholders in financial and business decision making. You will help us deliver our objectives by providing and interpreting key commercial management information and analysis.

Scope of the Role

As a Commercial Finance Analyst, you will work within the Performance, Insights & Analysis (PIA) team and will be aligned to one of three business process areas: Planning, Business Evaluations or Performance & Insights. This newly formed centralised Commercial Finance team will support all business units across Kerry Foods, which includes a portfolio of Branded and Own Label business, with customers across GB, Ireland and Continental Europe.

Key elements of the role are:

Performance Management - completing sales and profitability reporting / analysis and providing financial insights to help our key stakeholders make decisions on the brands of our business.. This means you'll really get to know our brands and business inside out.

Insight & Analysis - you'll input your thoughts on our plans and investment proposals, talking through the opportunities and risks involved to help us maxmise our return on investment. And of course you'll evaluate as well. You'll also work with key stakeholders on developing business plans, evaluations, tenders, proposition development, new business wins, capex business case development.

Planning - You'll work on forecasting our business performance and setting our medium and long term plans. Again you'll partner with our stakeholders to evaluate and validate opportunites.

You'll get involved in lots of other activites as well, whilst living the Kerry Values everyday. This role means you'l need to engage & influence wider business teams so you'll need a high degree of relevant business knowledge. And of course you'll need to build a cross function network internally.

Who are we looking for?

Well at Kerry we look for people that really embrace our values and culture. Of course we need you to have the skills to do your job as well but we will support and encorage you to continue your personal and professional deveopment during your career with us.

For this role we are ideally looking for you to be studying towards or qualified with a CIMA or ACCA professional qualification and have experience in an financial, analytical role previously.

It goes without saying that strong interpersonal and relationship building skills go a long way in our business so you'll need to demonstrate this through our process. If you've got experience in an FMCG or manufacturing business - great - but you have to understand commercial finance and be a real team player. You should also be able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) proficiently

Working in a fast, free and ambitious environment, you'll be given bags of responsibility. You'll be encouraged to try new things and run with ideas. You'll work with people who give a damn about their work and each other; who pull together to get things done no matter what the challenge. You'll achieve and experience more. And, if you roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, you'll find opportunities to really stretch yourself.

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