Part\\newly qualified Accountant

Job Description

Auto req ID: 164185BR

Job Description

We are recruiting a Part\\newly qualified Accountant to join our Finance team in Dublin on a permanent basis.
We are the concentrate team in PepsiCo (PGCS) working across the Beverage, Nutrition and Snacks categories to deliver concentrate for many of PepsiCo’s mega brands including Gatorade, 7Up and Pepsi. We are at the heart of PepsiCo products, sourcing ingredients to manufacture more than 1,200 recipes for our brands. We are a global organisation, situated in 17 locations across 11 countries offering careers in various functions from Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Finance, R&D, HR and IT. We want team members who can collaborate in our fast-paced global organisation and are passionate about creating and delivering much-loved household brands to markets across the world.

In Dublin and Antrim (Northern Ireland), we have our Franchise and Operating business and are in the Top 15 Suppliers of Food & Beverages in Ireland. This is an organization with roles in Commercial, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics. We ensure that people living in Ireland are no strangers to PepsiCo's portfolio of juice, food, snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. Our brands are the Iconic brand 7UP, Pepsi Max, Lipton Ice tea, Tropicana, Naked, Walkers, Doritos and many more Snacks, Juice and Soft drink brands, which enjoy strong positions within the marketplace and are loved by consumers throughout the geography. We are a highly motivated team of 60 employees, with a clear ambition to retain and develop our great work environment and to deliver solid business performance.

Let’s be frank. PepsiCo is a $63billion global business. It is extremely complex, and our Finance community make sense of it by tracking our overall business results, helping maximise our financial performance and put in place the right controls to ensure accuracy and transparency of our results. Whether working in Financial Planning, Operations Finance, Back Office or Controls, the Finance function takes a central role in the way we run our business. Do you want to be a part of the financial heartbeat of our organisation? If so we could take your talents to a whole new level.

Primary Accountabilities:
The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Commercial Finance Manager and FP&A Manager for PepsiCo Ireland Food and Beverages, the Commercial Accountant will help deliver the Financial/Management Reporting and commercial Business Partnering requirements for the business. This is a broad role which will provide the right candidate with invaluable experience covering the primary aspects of finance in a leading global FMCG business. They will achieve this through:

Financial Reporting
  • Supporting the period end process including analysing and posting period journals;
  • Preparing period end P&L reports;
  • Providing commentary on the main drivers of the P&L and communicating key variances;
  • Support in delivering the regional and sector reporting requirement;
  • Timely & accurate preparation and distribution of key commercial reports for the ROI Snacks, Juice and Cereals Business Units and preparing others as required;
Business Partnering
  • Support commercial sales team in understanding drags & drivers of account performance through supporting variance models & insightful analysis
  • Working with the sales team to review and evaluate effectiveness of promotional activities
  • Support the sales team and AR in managing potential bad debt/deduction issues;
Control & Governance

Support development of and adherence to PepsiCo internal Global Control Standards (GCS) on customer pricing, promotional discounts and customer LTA through:
  • Management and maintenance of the pricing approval process and customer price files;
  • Governing the promo discounts process - set up, tracking and payment reviews;
  • Maintaining Customer LTA trackers (accrual & payments);
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations for review;
  • Point of contact for various internal & external Audit processes e.g. annual statutory audit;
  • Responsibility for supporting Accounts Payable process for the Ireland business;
  • Attain super user status on Cognos sales and margin analysis system (training provided)
  • Train new users on various aspects of reporting, analysis and data entry
  • Ownership of data management and reporting processes for Cognos

This role has reporting and lateral relationships across multiple constituents:
  • Report to the Ireland Commercial Finance Manager
  • Business partner to the Ireland Commercial Sales Team
  • Key lateral relationships with the Commercial Finance & Functional heads.
  • Regular interaction with sector control, reporting & planning teams
  • Interaction with 3rd party back office support functions



Essential Skills:

  • Working towards or recently qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Experienced accounting background
  • Energetic, results driven, team player, strong analytical skills
  • Effective & persuasive communication skills
  • Strong Excel ability and strong aptitude for financial software applications
Desired Skills
  • Strong commercial awareness desired
  • Previous experience within an FMCG business desired
  • Previous experience working collaboratively with non-finance personnel desired
  • Previous experience of period end close process desired
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit

For the purposes of external advertising we have called this role a Part\\newly qualified Accountant. However please note that the internal job title the successful candidate will have will be Finance Asst Analyst.


Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular