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Employer: Kellogg's
  • Banks - Financial Institutions
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Human Resources - Psychology
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: Student/Graduate
  • Updated at: 23.05.2016
    Short company description

    At Kellogg's we have a vision of enriching and delighting the world through foods and brands that matter; with the purpose of nourishing families so that they can flourish and thrive.

    Our Vision and Purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Simple yet powerful, they define why we're here and where we're going - made possible by the extraordinary talent of everyone who works here. People like you. Our heritage, through the inspiration of W.K. Kellogg, continues to drive our company and keeps us committed to creating a stronger future every day, by putting people first in everything we do.

    Operating in more than 180 countries, across 6 continents, with dedication and passion from each and every one of our 30,000 employees, we are extremely proud of our ever growing portfolio of over 1,600 food products, which include iconic brands such as Pringles, Frosties, Special K and Corn Flakes.

    Our company is a place where innovation lives on, where we never stop learning and where we’re excited about tomorrow. It is this belief that brings us together and sets us apart.

    Now we are creating exciting opportunities in Bucharest with the opening of a new Service Centre at Floreasca Business Centre (adjacent to Aurel Vlaicu Metro).



    Education and Experience

    Educated to degree level or equivalent
    Qualified or studying towards professional accounting qualification (eg CIMA, ACA, ACCA)
    Proficient with Microsoft Office Excel Required; Experience with Word, PowerPoint, and Access - Preferred

    Preferred Criteria

    Experience of payroll activities
    Experience working in a shared services, process driven or service center environment
    Strong understanding of accounting principles and US GAAP
    Expertise in Record to Report function including best practices, technologies, processes, procedures and tools
    Training and certification in Six Sigma or LEAN
    Experience working for a multinational organization and working with colleagues internationally


    High level of professional integrity due to the nature of the work
    Seeks out and understands the needs of internal and external customers and creates win-win solutions to drive the business forward
    Understands the Kellogg business (vision, purpose, strategy, metrics, etc.) and leverages this knowledge to win with consumers, customers and shoppers
    Intellectually curious about the external environment, key competitors and market trends; applies these insights to their work
    Thinks strategically; takes a balanced short and long-term view when solving problems; utilizes information from a wide variety of sources
    Responds positively to change and energizes others to embrace change; recognizes and unleashes great ideas of others and helps move the ideas forward
    Sees patterns and connections across data and trends
    Synthesizes information to reach effective solutions
    Makes timely decisions, balancing effectiveness with efficiency
    Acts with a sense of urgency and determination with the end result in mind; drives sustainable results
    Acts as an owner of the business and is accountable for results
    Understands and seeks out knowledge of the business; applies this knowledge to drive excellent results
    Motivates self to learn, grow and achieve
    Listens and communicates effectively; encourages others to share their views, seeking out diversity of thought



    Works closely with HR Payroll and payroll providers to ensure payroll transactions are correctly recorded in the companys financial records.


    Work with local payroll providers to prepare and post accurate payroll actuals and accruals in line with accounting standards.
    Liaise with HRSS and payroll providers to resolve any queries on the payroll bookings on a timely basis.
    Prepare and review payroll balance sheet accounts in ERA within the required deadlines, reconcile payroll P&L accounts to payroll files, reconcile PAYE and local returns to general ledger and identify and resolve issues with HR support.
    Ensure that management reports are issued to local market finance / cost centre contacts on a timely basis and that queries are followed up in a timely manner.
    Assist with preparation of audit files for external audits of markets and assist with audit queries during external audits of markets
    Ensure that RTR deliverables meet or exceed level of quality and are delivered within a strong internal control framework; abiding by Kellogg Corporate Accounting Policy and ensuring that all transactions conform with statutory, fiscal and corporate legislation requirements including S404 and Roupee, in addition to internal standards such as full and detailed version controlled Process Documentation.
    Review all processes regularly to ensure that there are effective controls in place to minimize risk to the business results
    Ensure the integrity of underlying accounting records via monthly balance sheet reconciliation preparation process.
    Minimise reconciliation control issues across European business by participating in Quality Reconciliation Review process, providing feedback and guidance on best practice to reconciliation preparers and reviewers
    Highlight S404 control failures to Finance Manager (Payroll) and S404 team and ensure any new processes are reflected and updated during document scrubs. Be a S404 tester as part of the S404 tester pool during at least one round of testing per year.
    Identify and minimise control weakness issues or non compliance with Corporate Policy (US GAAP) requiring retrospective adjustment and/or declaration on quarterly Representation Letters with the aim to prevent risk to reported results and safeguard company assets.

    Other info

    Job Function: Finance & Accounting
    Primary Location: RO-Bucharest-Bucharest
    Job Type: Professional