• Payroll Admin/Accounting Assistant

    Job Locations US-WI-Jackson
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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

    This position is responsible for reviewing and submitting weekly payroll as well as keeping accurate employee records. This position is also a support for all other areas of the Jackson operation as needed.


    Accounting Assistant--- Report to Performance Manager (50%)

    • Post daily production receipts and usage in Mapics Inventory System (AS400 system)
    • Log and Maintain downtime reporting information
    • Review inventory reports for trends to verify accuracy and identify efficiency improvements
    • Monitors material lot numbers used to identify potential FIFO rotation concerns
    • Reconcile, organize and file daily production paperwork
    • Support the Cycle Count Program
    • Identify and initiates Daily/Weekly cycle counts of inventory
    • Research inventory discrepancies to identify issues and initiate corrective action to resolve.
    • Confirm discrepancies are tied back to inventory system and all paperwork
    • Investigates shortages or overages and reconcile reasons for inventory adjustments
    • Confirm all Manufacturing Orders (MO’s) are closed and accounted for at month end
    • Identify and clean up rounding issues in inventory system
    • Manage the Bulk lot coding process and transactional requirements
    • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities in the area of inventory control
    • Provide support to facilities Kronos time and attendance program
    • Support the SQF Food Safety and Quality System by following procedures and participating in training

    Payroll (50%)

    • Tracking and managing time and attendance
    • In charge of Payroll process (Kronos) 
    • Initial Garnishment data entry.
    • Employment Verifications 
    • WC Wage reports
    • Employee Benefits (5%) 
    • Employee change forms
    • Maintaining employee information
    • Short term and long term Disability paperwork 
    • Working with HR to ensure all company / legal requirements are followed 
    • Admin (5%) 

    Annual staff events - Christmas lunch / summer picnic


    Support the SQF Food Safety and Quality System by implementing and following procedures, taking part in Social Compliance information.


    • Associate Degree and/or equivalent work experience preferred.
    • 2+ years’ experience in payroll, inventory control and data entry.
    • Ability to read, analyze legal documents.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
    • Must use logical thought processes and deductive reasoning.
    • Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


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