Cost Accountant

Reed Accountancy
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main purpose of the job:

• Perform a Cost Accounting role
• Manage and routinely report cost data for decision making purposes.
• To ensure that operations carried out within your area of responsibility are carried out in accordance with the requirements systems, GMP Guidelines and Industry Standards. In addition a system should be in place to monitor key quality performance indicators and implement corrective, preventative or continuous improvement activities to address any adverse trends, in a timely manner.

• To be the cost accounting expert
• Determination of the standard costs of operations and at third party subcontractors.
• Analysis of internal reports to fully understand cost variances.
• Preparation of cost models which incorporate the effect of new product introductions, volume fluctuations and changes to the manufacturing and packaging strategies.
• Month end activities, including inventory reconciliation, variance calculations, entry into the Japanese reporting system and preparation of the month end results pack.
• Reporting of cost information to head office, ensuring that the interface with the parent company cost reporting system is transmitting complete and accurate data.
• Provision of cost data to support the European business decision making process.
• Preparation of monthly forecasts and annual budget submissions.
• Development and maintenance of the SAP ERP system to achieve the outputs as required by management.

Skills and aptitude required:

• Excellent working knowledge of Excel with the ability to manipulate data quickly and accurately in a presentable format
• Methodical attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and respond to ad hoc requests in a timely manner
• Ability to use initiative when necessary
• Team Player

Experience required:

• Substantial and considerable cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
• SAP Materials Management, Sales and Distribution and Financial accounting modules
• Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
• Pharmaceutical experience preferred

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