Cost Accountant

Michael Page
Up to £35000 per annum + additianal benefits
18 Mar 2019
26 Mar 2019
Ross Brown
Contract type
Part time

This is a role covering maternity leave in this international Manufacturing business as a Cost Accountant

Client Details

My client is a leading International business who have over 30 years of proven experience in product development and project delivery.

They are pioneers in their specific area and sell their product globally


The Cost Accountant plays a vital part of the Operational Finance team, which maintains a focus on enhancing business partnering activities within Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations for a large Global Manufacturing Organisation. You will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of inventory, ensuring robust controls, and providing management information for the control of inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and production of monthly management accounts with variance analysis and supporting commentary
  • Inventory controls to include; inventory reconciliations and preparation of monthly inventory schedules
  • Develop and prepare monthly KPI's
  • Perform quarterly obsolescence reviews and investigate reasons for obsolescence
  • Ensure accuracy and control in transactional processing within Stores
  • Co-ordinate annual stock takes and regular cycle counts
  • Provide inventory management support by reviewing inventory transactions and adjustments
  • Challenge and measure manufacturing and purchasing effectiveness
  • Ensure and maintain accurate product costs
  • Support standard cost review process, and assist with Group costing activities
  • Review current procedures and processes with the view to suggesting and implementing improvements
  • Assist with maintaining and developing strong internal controls and ensure compliance with SOX requirements


Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel with a range of advanced Excel skills (including lookups, pivots etc)
  • Good knowledge of ERP accounting software, preferably Oracle
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, dynamic organisation
  • Experience working in standard cost environment
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyse data to draw actionable conclusions
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate information to wide range of stakeholders
  • Good communication and teamwork skills

Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Investigative and a good eye for detail
  • A good team player, willing to assist others when required
  • Focus on continuous improvement and not afraid to challenge processes and procedures
  • Keen to add value and support business initiatives
  • Resilient and works well under pressure
  • Eagerness to learn and develop


  • Qualified / Part-qualified e.g. CIMA / ACCA
  • Experience of standard costing
  • Experience of inventory management/stock control and reconciliation

Job Offer

A slary of £35,000

12m Fixed Term Contract

good holiday allowance

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