Cost Accountant/Controller

Nova Payroll Management Service T/A Pin Point Recruitment
Newcastle Upon Tyne
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client based in Peterlee is looking to recruit an experienced Cost Accountant/Controller.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director and Purchasing Manager, you will be experienced in a similar role from an automotive and/or engineering background and ideally will have strong financial and purchasing experience.

You will have responsibility for the cost accounting function for the business operation in order to meet reporting requirements/standards, in line with strict and tight deadlines, providing management with full transparency of plant operating costs.

Duties and experience

  • Further develop cost accounting systems for the business unit
  • Analyse and attribute variable and fixed costs to the respective cost accounts
  • Track and maintain standard cost compared to actual cost and moving average cost
  • Inventory management/reporting - Valuation, KPIs, stock turns, forecasts, perpetual programs, stock accuracy
  • Conduct product profit margin analysis (sales revenue vs. cost of sales, variable costs and fixed costs)
  • Ensure the accuracy of plant product cost criteria (i.e. material, labour, factory overhead, etc.)
  • Prepare regular reports for internal stakeholders
  • Maintain annual standard calculations for material, labour, and overhead
  • Assist in internal auditing schedule of sales orders, purchase orders, expense reports, accounting documents, inventory transactions
  • Liaising with external auditors on all matters concerning inventory & product cost etc.
  • Reconciliation of inventory movements by customer / product line
  • Control & maintenance of detailed product cost matrix
  • Ensure alignment of ERP system costs with the above
  • Participation in quotation calculations and business case preparations
  • Monthly product cost/profit forecasts aligned with sales (inc currency impacts)
  • Must have a relevant finance qualification
  • Will ideally have worked in a similar role for at least 3 years
  • Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of Excel / MS-Office, with experience of ERP systems

39 hours day shift

May be some travel throughout the UK and aboard which is included in the salary

£28,000 - £38,000

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