Cost Accountant

Job Title: Cost Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + great benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3682490_1569852858
Contact Name: Lucinda O'Neill
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2019 15:14

Job Description

Cost Accountant job | Blackburn | £35-£40k | 30 days holiday | Annual bonus | Full time | Generous benefits

Your new company
Your new company is a well established manufacturing business in Blackburn, who specialise in design and development of specialist devices across the UK. Due to continued expansion, they have a created a new position in the business and require an experienced, CIMA qualified Cost Accountant to join their team on a full time and permanent basis. This position has direct progression available to be the number 1 in finance, please read on and speak with Lucinda O'Neill to discuss.

Your new role
In your new role as Cost Accountant, you will report directly to the MD, whereby you will be responsible for the implementation of financial costing and analysis procedures based at the Blackburn site. You will be expected to extract financial information relating to all costs, manipulate and analyse this data and make recommendations to present to the MD. You will create and manage an effective cost centre management system, costing processing and gross margins to reduce costs and increase profitability. Your role will also involve being part of the full budget process, where you will liaise with all departments across different sites, and this job has progression opportunity in which are detailed below. Hours for this job are 7:45am - 4:15pm with a 1:15pm finish on a Friday afternoon.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this role, you will be a CIMA qualified ambitious accountant with good communication and have excellent IT skills, demonstrating understanding of SQL report writing skills, or have a thirst to learn SQL. You will be competent in ERP systems and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of costing processes, increasing profits, cost centre management and budget preparation, as well as a solid background in core finance.

What you'll get in return
This job reports directly to the MD, with all current financial activity being done by an external accountants, and so this job has fantastic progression opportunity to be the number 1 in finance when the finances are brought in house. The organisation is a growing business, and they have fantastic benefits on offer including 30 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays), gym partnership, employee assistance programme, profit based annual bonus and onsite parking. This role will provide you with the chance to fully implement and established the finance department at this site with unlimited exposure and continued chance of progression.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Lucinda at Hays Burnley on 01282402162.

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