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Cost Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
St Asaph, Wales, Denbighshire
GBP33000.0 - GBP39000.0 per annum + £39,000
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Construction and property
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Cost Accountant

Location: St Asaph

Salary: £39,000

Sector: Housing



The Cost Accountant will work alongside the company's in-house contractor. The purpose of this role is to provide real-time and reliable financial information to support all repairs and maintenance works to empty and tenanted properties, as well as undertaking investment works via a planned programme.


Cost Accounting

  • Report to 'Senior Managers' in clear and concise terms, providing timely, accurate financial and management information.
  • Analysing and assessing data to determine monthly costs, including labour rates, materials and overheads.
  • To provide accurate and timely monthly management account information including variance analysis, to operational managers and budget holders, and to deal with resultant queries
  • To create detailed forecasts from interpreted costs.
  • Establish an in depth understanding of costs and outputs for the purposes of;
  • Developing cost-saving strategies.
  • Determining the accuracy of financial records
  • Analysis of data related to any aspect of operational costs.
  • To design and create new financial reports to assist decision making

Management Accounting :

  • Assist the Group Finance Business Partner with producing the annual budgets and forecasts, including uploading budgets to the financial system.
  • To prepare the monthly management accounts and year-end reports in-line with agreed deadlines.
  • To arrange and attend regular budget monitoring meetings with budget holders and the Group Finance Business Partner.
  • To assist in the production of monthly, quarterly and annual Financial Performance indicators
  • To be responsible for maintaining the fixed asset register in relation to the Vehicles & Plant stock
  • To assist with the preparation of the year end statutory accounts.
  • To be the point of contact with external auditors during the audit of the accounts ensuring that they are provided with all relevant working papers and explanations.
  • To ensure that proper books and records are maintained to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.


  • Fluent Welsh
  • Part Qualified or Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Experience (minimum of 1 year), either in current role or previous of Cost Accounting
  • Significant experience of working with cost monitoring, cost versus budget analysis and asset management systems.
  • Preparation of budgets, management accounts and year-end reports
  • Experience of working in the housing sector / building construction environment

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