Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

Kerry is looking for a self-motivated, energetic team player for a senior accountant working within its Central Finance team, which is part of the North America Taste & Nutrition Business.  This is an excellent opportunity for a finance or business professional looking to develop broader business experience and leadership skills for career progression. Potential for promotion for the right candidate in a short space of time. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging and results-driven.


This position is located at the North American Headquarters in Southern WI. This role acts as the key support to the Finance Manager for the Central Finance team and provides day-to-day financial and commercial oversight to help develop and support the growth strategy.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, enjoy challenging face-to-face meetings with the ability to build trust, confidence and relationships.  


Key duties and functions

  • Assist in preparation and presentation of timely, accurate, value-added information to senior executive including financial analysis and presentations that assists in strategic decision making.
  • Part of a corporate finance team responsible for multiple tasks in area of Financial Control, General Ledger, Monthly Financial Reporting, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Statutory Accounts, Projections and Budgeting.
  • Assist with standardizing of processes, highlighting and implementing changes within finance team to drive efficiencies.
  • Assist with the training and development of Financial Accountants.
  • Assist with monitoring and measuring financial performance of Kerry Americas against Key Performance Indicators.  This includes working closely with commercial teams and Business Finance leads to analyze and report drivers of performance on a regular basis.
  • Work with Regional Financial Controller and Finance Manager on ad-hoc project work
  • Supports monthly reviews and periodic business planning sessions. Involves evaluating financial and operational results, monitoring data and contributing to the development of key initiatives.
  • Ensuring and maintaining a robust control environment around all financial processes


  • Three + year’s work post graduate work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited institution, required
  • CPA (or in process) 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills - ability to get along with diverse personalities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong IT Skills, particularly MS Excel and Accounting systems
  • Proficiency in Mapics and Hyperion Accounting Systems or similar desirable
  • SAP Proficiency a plus




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