About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling

Date Published: 01-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Financial Reporting Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. This position lies within the Financial Control team. You’ll be the lead local controllership individual responsible for the UK&I business. You’ll be reporting into the Financial Controller for Northern and Continental Europe.  Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The delivery of the Financial Reporting Agenda- as well as business partnering- will be your primary responsibilities. You’re constantly looking for improvement activities within delivering the accounting agenda.


In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Monthly US GAAP reporting to WHQ (Chicago)- including understanding results & accounting issues
  • UK VAT and Accounting rules – providing guidance to the wider HUK Finance community and other interested parties (e.g. Supply Chain Hub UK VAT- EHQ UK Stat reporting- GBS)
  • Completion of the statutory accounts for the 10 legal entities- including conversion of trial balance from US to FRS 102 with a thorough understanding of all accounting differences.  Leading all aspects of the audit (PwC)
  • Supervising the completion and submission of the VAT returns & own all VAT related issues
  • Supporting and overseeing the activities of the GBS Financial Reporting Team – driving efficiencies- process improvements & issue resolution
  • Partnering with the business on all accounting issues – sharing technical expertise- researching issues- driving new requirements
  • Working with the Compliance team to ensure a sound internal control environment
  • Liaising with service providers & WHQ re pension items – own accounting aspects

Qualifications


Hard Skills

  • Relevant accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA etc.)
  • Experience in driving the Monthly Close Process
  • Experience of preparing Statutory accounts from Trial Balance under FRS102
  • Up to date knowledge of FRS102 (and preferably US GAAP)
  • Ability to apply accounting theory to the commercial environment & can research and guide others

Professional Attributes

Communication Skills

  • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.  

Analytical

  • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.

Result driven

  • You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.

Project management skills

  • Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

Team player

  • Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we want the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.