Kellogg Finance Associate, Advertising, Trade, and Promotion in GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan

Grow with us as a Finance Assoiate, Advertising, Promotion & Trade (AP&T) at Kellogg Company—where we believe in your success. With an expert eye for detail, you’ll be responsible for performing a diverse set of work activities included in the end-to-end Record to Report (RTR) process for the Kellogg organization. Reporting to the Kellogg North America (KNA) Record to Report Team Lead, you’ll prepare and analyze various Advertising, Promotion & Trade reporting. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


In your role as a Finance Associate, Advertising, Promotion & Trade, you will be part of our success by:

  • Preparing and analyzing various Advertising, Promotion & Trade reporting (e.g., Pull-throughs; Coupon First Activity; Coupon Offer Log; monthly AP&T Risk & Opportunity Tools)

  • Preparing ties out and uploads the weekly coupon redemptions along with processing general ledger transactions specific to AP&T spending and accruals

  • Performing and completing closing validations between the ION Master Data Table and the GL as well as between SAP, BI and BPC (Business Planning & Consolidations) for AP&T related spend

  • Performing account reconciliations and complete them within specified timeframe to ensure clean balance sheet accounts

  • Processing, uploads and ties out Marketing Authorization Forms (MAF) to create and fund AP&T Internal Order Numbers (IONs) across KNA

  • Creating all manufacturers issued coupon codes (OCRs) utilizing the external LauNCH database

  • Supporting Sarbanes-Oxley key controls (e.g., Section 404 Testing) through documentation and testing as well as supporting external auditor's quarterly documentation

  • Maintaining the AP&T ION Allocation Table in the BPC APC application for KNA


As well as a hunger to learn and grow, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field with related experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Problem solving skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting with related experience

  • Proficiency with ERP financial modules such as SAP FICO (Finance and Controlling Modules)

  • Advanced Excel Skills and experience in SAP, BPC and BI

  • Experience working in a shared services, process driven or delivery 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

  • Ability to manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities and specific time constraints

  • Processed and Packaged foods industry experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access


The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

Title: Finance Associate, Advertising, Trade, and Promotion

Location: USA-MI-Grand Rapids

Requisition ID: FIN002313

Job Function: Finance & Accounting

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Aug 12, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No