Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 13 hours ago

Reference 1443149

 Job Description

Are you a Qualified Accountant with manufacturing experience?

Based in Enniskillen

Do you have manufacturing experience?

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 an Operations Accountant to join our team in Enniskillen. Joining Kerry Foods means becoming part of this incredible story – and helping to write the next chapter. Your reward? Well further career development for you in future too! 


The Role:

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

  • Financial reporting of and insight into Enniskillen’s cost of sales and overheads to ensure the best factory decisions and improvements are made based on accurate and insightful information.
  • Build highly effective relationships with key cross functional personnel involved in Enniskillen. Support and influence management team at Enniskillen site to deliver conversion cost improvements.
  • Help to drive and embed a continuous improvement culture across both the finance and site teams. Improving systems, processes and reporting where necessary in line with Lean principles.
  • Support and develop the finance team.


Control & Reporting

Responsible for the preparation and take complete ownership of the monthly management accounts pack, deliver annual budget/projection, regular forecasts and year end accounts.

Deliver accurate cost of sales and overhead reporting with key variances to budget / forecast which are fully understood and effectively communicated to site management.

Responsible for completion and submission of reports, analysis and data to the centre.

Business Partnering

Work with site teams to investigate adverse operational variances and develop countermeasures.

Support the site in its lean manufacturing development e.g. production meetings, process auditing and Key Performance Indicators.

Operations and Continuous Improvement

Take a full and active role in site projects at Enniskillen to meet site objectives and drive continuous improvements in factory efficiency by interpreting production information into operations action plans. Deliver consistent visibility of savings projects and aligned metric targets.

Team Development and Leadership

Take a lead 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.


Who are we looking for? 

  • Qualified Accountant with 2+ year’s PQE

  • FMCG manufacturing experience

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills to support decision making.

  • Communication and presentation Skills

  • Excel advanced user

  • SAP system knowledge desirable

  • Knowledge of Lean desirable.


    Working in a fast 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 really care 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.



We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.