Cost Accountant

Job Title: Cost Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3685165_1569864166
Contact Name: Andrew Piercy
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2019 18:22

Job Description

Hays Senior Finance are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant with a SME based in Gloucester.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing costing analysis to managers and ensure the accurate reporting of financial performance.

Client Details

This Gloucester based engineering business are well known as a specialist in their field.


As a Cost Accountant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Primary owner of relevant contract financial models, ensuring fidelity of structure and reporting, preparation of monthly variance analysis, liaison with the contract managers to ensure their inputs into the cost to complete estimates are timely, thorough and considered
  • Prepare inputs into finance reports submitted by the Business Partner for Engineering into the BU Senior Leadership Team and Group
  • Manage the reporting timetable
  • Provide insight into cost trends and ratios, enabling the contract management and leadership teams to address areas of concern as early as possible
  • Standard costings on new and existing products
  • Provide support to the Finance Business Partner for Engineering where necessary with regard to other cost models

Profile As a Management Accountant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • CIMA / ACCA / ACA qualified or part-qualified with demonstrable accounting experience and strong intellectual curiosity
  • Commercially-minded with excellent Microsoft Excel/financial modelling and analytical skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised, with the drive to understand complex, multi-faceted scenarios from a financial perspective
  • Prepared to work flexibly to achieve deadlines and multi-task, re-adjusting priorities and delivering accordingly, demonstrating a strong teamwork ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-functional teams and to influence others at all levels of the organisation, applying healthy and vigorous challenge where appropriate
  • Able to build excellent working relationships with customers and colleagues alike
  • Able to present and communicate financial information to both Finance and non-Finance colleagues

Job Offer

On offer for the successful candidate is a competitive salary as well as a good benefits package.

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