Cost Accountant/Controller

Recruiter
Nova Payroll Management Service T/A Pin Point Recruitment
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
30 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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