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Cost Accountant

Michael Page
Staffordshire, England, Lichfield
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + + benefits
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Opportunity to join fast growing business in Lichfield

Exposure to senior stakeholders and opportunity to implement Standard Costings into new ERP system

Responsibility for managing a small team during exciting changes within the business

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are proud to partner with our client, a fast growing chemical cleaning manufacturer based in Lichfield.

This is an exciting time of growth for the business as they are due to open a state of the art new manufacturing site in the next 6 months. In this Cost Accountant role you will play a key part in the growth and will support on implementing standard costings into the new ERP system which is being rolled out. The growth and new site opening is part of the company's plans to increase their turnover by half in the next 5 years.

Our client is looking for a Management Accountant with extensive standard costing experience to join their team in Lichfield. There is a large amount of business partnering involved in this role with the Cost Accountant liaising with a range of senior stakeholders across the business. The business is very lean and dynamic which will enable the Cost Accountant to have autonomy over their role.


  • Managing, coaching, and developing a small team
  • Maintaining costs for the purposes of stock valuation, pricing, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Reporting and presenting P&L results, KPIs and trends to assist directors and managers in driving profits and efficiency
  • Collating sales and cost of sales data to produce and analyse business information
  • Taking responsibility for creating, maintaining and improving the standard cost model
  • Overseeing the development of the product costing system as part of our major ERP IT project to incorporate machine, production labour rates and overhead apportionment
  • Attending internal meetings and provide considerable input to company budgets and forecasts


  • 5+ years working in a management accounting role in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience and full understanding of actual and standard costing with an ERP system
  • 2+ years staff supervision or management
  • ACMA qualification would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to contribute to business and process change

Job Offer

The package for this Cost Accountant role includes:

  • A fast-paced responsible role within a supportive finance environment
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid role with flexible working options available
  • Non-contributory private health care and critical illness cover
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance at three times salary
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff purchase scheme - take products home free of charge


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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