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Cost Accountant

Michael Page
England, Merseyside
GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

The purpose of this position is to ensure the ongoing analysis and validation of product line costs.

Client Details

My client are a large manufacturing firm based in Merseyside who are experiencing growth within the business and are looking to recruit a Cost Accountant.


· Analyse revenue, direct production & Indirect labour, inventory valuation, burden rates,

cost of sales and contribution & gross margin.

· Compare actual product costs with budget, estimates or standards and analyse results

· Validate of bill of materials, routings, overhead rates, and allocations to ensure

accuracy of costing and product line profitability.

· Ensure that direct production labour is accurately recorded to ensure accurate product line

reporting. Monitor and report of direct production labour efficiencies to standard.

· Production of timely & accurate monthly management reports, including validation of cost

of goods sold by product line, including standard cost of sales, inventory adjustments and


· Manage accurate and timely inventory control, including cycle counts, monthly/quarterly

WIP valuation and physical inventory accuracy. Responsible for annual year end physical


· Analyse slow moving inventory and calculate E&O reserves

· Support annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting.

· Maintain system pricing to ensure accurate billing.

· Support year close activities including liaising with auditors.

· Provide support to the Finance Director, Operations Director and Senior leadership team.

· Proactively work with key stakeholders to identify areas of improvement to positively affect

costs efficiencies and product improvements and to drive business efficiencies


· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,

· Excellent communications skills including the ability to prepare and present financial

information to a range of audiences and stakeholders.

· Excellent Excel skills including pivot tables and look ups, graphs, and data analysis.

· Experience of using and preferably implementation of an integrated ERP system, SAP or

Oracle would be a plus, but not required

Job Offer

    Salary up to £55,000 (depending on experience)Early finish Fridays23 days holiday plus bank holidayspension contributionReward & recognition programme which includes monetary incentives


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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