Cost Accountant

  • Location

    Telford, Shropshire

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing & Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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  • Client:

    Hays Senior Finance

Cost Accountant Telford £45,000 - £55,000

Your new company
Hays are recruiting on behalf of a large manufacturing company based in Telford who are looking for a Cost Accountant on a permanent basis due to growth in the business.

Your new role
As a Cost Accountant your role will include supporting robust reporting of the manufacturing element of the accounting function as well as to provide analysis and commentary of key manufacturing variances.
Duties will include:

*Review monthly manufacturing variances in detail and provide commentary on major deviations.
*Monitor and report on Business Unit Fixed Cost deviations.
*Preparation of effective forecast models in the area of Operational Variances, BU Fixed Costs and Inventory Valuations.
*Responsible for Fixed Asset reporting and variances vs budget.
*Responsible for the overall preparation of budgeted standard product costs.
*Support local management and sales teams with product cost analysis.
*Assist in maintaining working capital efficiency through effective management of slow moving and obsolete inventory levels.
*Liaison with other operating managers re. results, countermeasures.
*Management and supervision of Business Accounting team.
*Conduct annual appraisals of direct reports.
*Ensure staff are trained in line with needs and requirements of the business.
*Provide cover in area of responsibility in case of absence.
*Assist in the annual external audit.
*Liaison/discussion with external and internal auditors.
*Development of finance systems used within the business.
*Key user of all finance systems used within the business.
*Influence Reporting methodology.
*Participation in group Finance projects.
*Carry out any reasonable task requested by management.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for this role you will need the following

*Extensive experience in a manufacturing environment & detailed knowledge of associated accounting practices
*Detailed understanding of costing techniques and variance analysis
*Previous team management & supervisory roles
*Educated to degree level
*Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA
*Excellent knowledge of excel spreadsheets
*Experience in international business
*SAP / NAV experience

What you need to do now
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