Yum! Brands Analyst, Global Consolidations in Louisville, Kentucky

Company Summary

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to approximately 50 percent in 2016. We’re proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with over 17,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With less than 3 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to approximately 57 restaurants per million in the U.S., we are on the ground floor of global growth.

Our mission is to build the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing restaurant brands. We are evolving KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into iconic, distinctive and relevant global brands.

Importantly, we’re extremely proud of our 1.5 million employees around the globe and the unique culture we’ve built, one that’s filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! Brands is great place to be yourself, grow and make a difference

Job Description

Primary responsibilities include the global consolidations of the operating results of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions, as well as Corporate, and ongoing support of certain other External Reporting/Technical Accounting key accountabilities such as the quarterly/annual SEC filings. This individual should possess strong communication, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. The position also requires the individual to be able to operate independently and be able to manage competing demands from various teams. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve as the liaison between YUM Corporate and the Division Control teams for all brand and consolidated reporting results, gaining high exposure to both senior executives across brands and the External Reporting team. As a result, this role will offer tremendous growth opportunities within Control as well as the brand divisions!

Period and Quarterly Analysis and Reporting Processes

Manage the consolidated reporting and tracking of all topside Journal Entries

Coordinate with Financial Systems team to finalize period results

Prepare consolidating Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Equity reports

Provide requested client assist items to external auditor on quarterly basis

Prepare CTA analysis on a periodic basis

Complete Equity and OCI reconciliations each quarter

Complete historical override analysis and prepare correcting adjustments as necessary

Assist with the quarterly SEC filing process as required

Government Reporting

Prepare quarterly and annual reporting packages for required government reporting

Maintain changes in reporting process to accommodate changes in the company organization structure


Identify and implement process changes to improve the efficiency and impact of reporting and analysis

Assist with special projects and ad-hoc financial analysis as needed

Minimum Requirements


Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA strongly preferred, MBA a plus

3-5 years of public accounting, consolidation and/or SEC experience

Experience with multi-national and/or retail businesses preferred


Proven organization skills with ability to establish priorities and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously

High degree of intellectual curiosity and analytical skills with ability to identify issues and propose solutions

Computer literacy and Excel skills (Hyperion HFM preferred)

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work under pressure and meet established deadlines; willingness to assist other team members during tight deadlines or crisis situations

Demonstrates a high level of accountability and excellence