Group Cost Accountant

Finlay Jude Associates Ltd
13 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client, a well-established manufacturing company based in the Rochdale area are looking to recruit a Group Cost Accountant. The Group operates over six manufacturing sites through its four businesses.

Accountable to the Group CFO and the rest of the Corporate Team you will be responsible for ensuring all products manufactured across the group are costed accurately to allow senior management to make decisions based on reliable information.

This role will also work with the Technical and Sales teams with the costing of new product developments.

This person will be a key part of the finance team and will be involved in the management of stock takes and the production of month-end and year-end accounts across the group.

Key responsibilities;
• Work closely with the General Managers and operational staff across the four businesses to ensure all products have accurate standard costs, manufacturing instructions and bills of material.
• Calculation of costs for new products taking in to account raw material cost, machine time, labour costs and relevant overheads.
• Update the costings of existing products to account for changes in currency exchange rates, staff pay, supplier prices, production methods etc.
• Respond quickly to internal requests to provide new or updated costings.
• Key involvement in the annual budgetary process, calculating the labour and overhead absorption rates to be used for the forthcoming year
• Responsible for completing month end stock valuations and the resultant accounting journals.
• Co-ordinating month-end and year-end stocktakes.
• Working closely with the external auditors to assist them with their work on the year end stock figures.
• Ensuring the month-end GRNI accruals balance to purchase receipt reports.
• Ad hoc reports and investigations.

Key Skills/Requirements;

• A qualified finance professional with experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
• A willingness to take a hands on approach and get out on the shop floor to see how products are made and how the costs are built up.
• Experienced at performing and managing stock takes.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and commercial skills.
• Solid technical ability.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Attention to detail.
• High level Excel skills including the use of Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP etc.
• Experience of using MRP/ERP systems

This is a Permanent position with excellent Company benefits.

If you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity and want to work for a forward thinking Company then apply now with your current updated CV.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not always able to reply to all applications. If you haven’t heard back from us within 2 weeks then please accept that your application has been unsuccessful for the role we currently have advertised.
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