Cost Accountant

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Birmingham
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Cost Accountant to join a Manufacturing firm, based in Birmingham.

The role of the Cost Accountant includes:

* Oversee and contribute to the provision of management accounts information and challenge reported variances to ensure robust information is supplied.
* Review cost results comparing against prior periods and budget to ensure prompt and appropriate reporting is actioned, that clearly articulates the underpinning issues where performance is deviating for expectation.
* Manage and ensure the quick resolution of cost measurement and reporting issues as required.
* Liaise with all Banners and Controlling to support the budgeting and forecasting process by providing timely input of cost on trends and underlying performance.
* Ensure that balance sheet reconciliations are consistent, fit for purpose and have a suitable level of supporting documentation.
* Support the development of the Purchase Order system model for all Non-Trade Accounts
* Create a robust variance analysis tool that enables UK controlling to correctly identify and justify any variances to trend.
* Provide accurate documentation to internal and external audit to justify b/s position giving explanations where necessary.
* Review, understand and articulate accounting adjustments to all finance stakeholders
* Monitor cost centre queries and ensure adequate information and support is provided to our branch managers
* Ensure that all process documentation is robust and up to date in line with group standards and expectations.

To be considered for the role you will need:

* Experience of working in a similar role for a Automotive/Manufacturing Company with extensive exposure to the management accounting and business analysis.
* ACCA/CIMA Finalist or Part Qualified
* Experience in managing processes through a sustained period of change.
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to produce and present financial/statistical data.
* Evidence of a proactive approach with stakeholders and provide clear and appropriate communication suitable to the audience and situation.
* Competent user of Microsoft Office products.
* Knowledge of Cognos desirable.
* Excellent communication skills with the gravitas to be able to operate at a suitable level. Must be able to explain finance matters/concepts to non-financial managers. Needs a collaborative approach combined with the drive to deliver best in class results.
* Ability to produce and present financial/statistical data.
* Flexible and responsive to meet changing business demands.
* Able to connect with, support and challenge the business adopting a consultative approach.
* Able to advise on a wide range of business issues and provide reliable information.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below or contact Kevin from Robert Walters on or