Junior Accountant

Job Location: ​Greenford, London

Company Description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 40,000  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

Ferrero is seeking to recruit a Junior Accountant at our Greenford office in West London. This role involves assisting the Financial Reporting Supervisor with month-end and year-end processes, as well as all activities related to Statutory and Group Reporting.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in preparing quarterly management accounts and financial plans for both Ferrero and the Group. This position is ideal for individuals who are early in their finance careers and are looking to advance and enhance their professional skills.

Main Responsibilities:

Ferrero is seeking a Junior Accountant to join their team, and the role encompasses a variety of responsibilities that are critical for the smooth functioning of the finance department. As a Junior Accountant, you will assist the Financial Statutory FMCG Supervisor with daily tasks according to the Group's month-end calendar. This includes recording journal entries and reconciling general ledger accounts. You will also manage monthly intercompany reconciliations, coordinating efforts with the Shared Service and other Group entities’ administrative teams.

In addition to these responsibilities, you will support the calculation and reporting of IFRS 16 (leasing contracts) under the guidance of the Financial Statutory FMCG Supervisor. You will play a key role in investigating and resolving any accounting issues, preparing audit documentation as requested, and assisting in the preparation of annual accounts. Collaboration with the Finance Shared Services Department is essential to ensure that both accounts receivable and payable processes are efficient, accurate, and that any anomalies are addressed promptly.

You will provide support to other business departments in resolving accounting issues, assist in external interim audits, process improvements, and perform ad hoc analyses. You will liaise with external third-party logistics providers (3PLs) for stock-related issues and contribute to fixed assets reporting on an ad hoc basis. This position is integral to ensuring that all financial processes align with Ferrero's high standards and regulatory requirements.

Who we are looking for:

Joining the Ferrero finance team offers significant advantages. From the outset, you will have tangible opportunities to make an impact. You’ll enjoy the autonomy to forge stakeholder relationships and introduce innovative ideas and process enhancements. Ferrero is committed to career development, offering various paths within the finance sector to advance your career. This role provides a solid foundation for honing your skills in a dynamic and supportive setting.

You should have experience in financial accounting and be in the process of obtaining, starting, or already possess a qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, or ACA. Essential qualifications and skills include strong knowledge of IFRS and experience in preparing financial statements under FRS101, proficiency in SAP, and advanced skills in Microsoft Office. Additionally, you should be collaborative and proactive, capable of working effectively across teams, possess strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and have the capacity to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.