Cost Controller

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
Uxbridge
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Permanent Cost Controller with Global giant

Your new company
A global giant and market leader in their field.

Your new role

Ensure costs are reported reliably and accurately - includes monthly business reports, current forecast target and business plans.
Interrogate and interpret financial data using a variety of tools including Excel, SAP, HFM. Present findings in appropriate format to cost centre and finance Managers.
Manage business plan and forecast updates, analyse and bridge variances and work with Service Dept Managers to identify and understand risks and opportunities within each area and make recommendations to mitigate risks.
Manage balance sheets for selected Service Dept accounts, for example, ensuring prepayments and accruals are accurately recorded.
Manage and create annual Overhead Allocation Model for Costs and ensure full absorption for over 20 Regional Entities and Organisations. Allocations are based on an activity and cost absorption basis.
Ensure that costs for the 2 legal entities can be reported separately for tax and external purposes although they are reported together for internal purposes.
Ensure that plan and forecast data and allocations are included in SAP to facilitate analysis of costs vs plan or forecast.
Ensure invoicing of Central department cost recharges are completed accurately and on time.
Represent company interests in Finance Projects, eg SAP implementation / upgrades, BIT@C tool, etc.
Regularly review systems and processes to ensure continuous improvement and most efficient use of time and resources
Work closely with the shared service centre to improve and automate as many of the day to day processes as possible, thereby freeing time for more value added tasks

What you'll need to succeed

Qualified or part-qualified accountant or studying towards a professional accounting qualification
Possess strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills using a variety of tools, including SAP and Microsoft office packages
Extensive experience in the preparation of monthly business reporting, with knowledge of current forecasts and target business plan

What you'll get in return
£28,000 - 35,000 plus bonus, pension, flexible working hours, and more.

What you need to do now
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