Graduate Accountant

Job Description

Auto req ID: 201334BR

Job Description

PepsiCo is on the look-out for a Graduate Accountant to join our Control and Reporting team on a 30month Graduate contract.

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 13 locations across 9 countries offering careers in various functions from Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, 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.

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.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity of working within the Controls and Reporting team on a 30 month graduate training programme. He/she will train as a Qualified Accountant through a recognized accountancy body and gain sufficient relevant experience at PepsiCo to complement their studies.

The role of the Finance Graduate Accountant is to provide support to the Controls and Reporting team in delivering high level accounting, business and process support to customers as well as delivering real time, accurate and relevant information within a customer focus environment.

The key accountabilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Proactively manage cashflow responsibilities for the business
  • Actively participate in projects across the Controls and Reporting team (such as process improvements), to drive efficiencies and assist in the delivery of objectives.
  • Support the month end/period end close as required
  • Co-Ordinate and assist in quarterly balance sheet reviews
Respond to telephone queries and emails in a professional and courteous manner to tight service level agreed metrics

Qualifications/Requirements

Essential Criteria
  • Accounting degree or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical skills including high degree of proficiency in excel
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (both written and verbal)
Desired Criteria

The successful candidate will ideally have:
  • Strong team player with effective teamwork skills
  • Results oriented and commitment to achieving objectives
  • Self-starter with ability to work autonomously, as well as being flexible
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, 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.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com

For the purposes of external advertising we have called this role a Finance Graduate Accountant. However please note that the internal job title the successful candidate will have will be Finance Sr Associate.

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Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Temporary