2020 Graduate Programme – Accounting & Finance at Kerry Group

About the Company:

Main business: : Engineering and manufacturing

Kerry Group is a world leader in food and beverage manufacturing & has enjoyed phenomenal success since its formation in 1972. Today, Kerry Group has 23,000 employees globally, 15,000 products and revenues of €6.1 billion. As a company we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our business is comprised of 2 divisions: Kerry Taste & Nutrition & Kerry Foods.

About the Role:

As an Accounting & Finance Graduate with Kerry you will work with key players in the business from the outset to help meet corporate, business unit and department objectives and goals. Within months of your start you’ll be participating in planning and forecasting meetings, conducting investment analysis, preparing management accounts and maintaining budgetary controls.

As an integral part of our business, you will gradually take on more extensive responsibilities and become involved in matters of strategic importance.

Responsibilities will vary depending on the Finance team that you are assigned to, but may include:

  • Forecasting, Budgeting and Month Reporting responsibility for business along with communication to the business team;
  • Understand market trends, dynamics, price/volume trends and outlooks to recommend actions that lead to profitable growth;
  • Develop tools and reporting methods for variance reporting that identify and analyze key variables which affect the financial performance of the business;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives to drive control, alignment and efficiencies;
  • Support for business leadership through performance management. Understands business trends and monitors financial performance against benchmarks and key performance indicators.
  • Develop, prepare and present, mid-year and annual budget projections.


  • Minimum 2:1 degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related discipline
  • Fluency in a second European language is an advantage
  • Knowledge of SAP is desirable, however training will be provided
  • 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 organizational 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

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID ‘X493Q’