Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Interim Group Technical Accountant – 12 month FTC

Interim Group Technical Accountant – 12 month FTC



At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.


About the Role!

Job Purpose

To lead and manage the group IFRS accounting compliance activities with key inputs to the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting cycles. Providing maternity cover for the current Group financial Reporting manager who leaves at the end of July.

Main Responsibilities

  • Review the monthly quarterly and annual group reports to ensure compliance with IFRS
  • Creation of a group accounting policy document
  • Ensure consistent application of the group accounting policies across the group
  • Review of the quarterly Trading statements to ensure compliance
  • Development of standard IFRS 9 bad debt methodology
  • Work with the offshore Financials Shared Service Centre (FSS) to ensure IFRS 16 lease accounting is managed across the group
  • Prepare annual going concern paper / review
  • Manage EY on delivery of IAS 36 intangible valuations and impairment reviews
  • Manage EY on delivery of IFRS 2 management incentive valuation and accounting
  • Ensure all provisions are correctly managed under IAS 37
  • Prepare annual IFRS 15 cut off error qualification. Perform IFRS 15 revenue recognition reviews each month and in respect of particular deal proposals as they arise
  • Review inventory position and provisions
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors


About you!


  • Professional accounting qualification, preferably ACA
  • Preferably from a big 4 training environment
  • Extensive IFRS experience gained in an International organization with a complex matrix organisation
  • Strong / advanced excel, word and powerpoint skills
  • SAP experience preferred

Personal qualities

  • Strong analytical skills and great attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and communicate prioritisation choices
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous and changing environment
  • Flexibility to deal with changing
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Highly organised

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!