Cost Accountant - World leading Manufacturing Business

Michael Page Finance
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an excellent opportunity for a costing focused Management Accountant to join an industry leading manufacturing business.

Client Details

My client is part of a global organisation who is a world leader in their market.


  • Prepare monthly management accounts and corporate reporting information, pro-actively investigate variances and discrepancies, discusses with Controller providing explanations where necessary.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash flow.
  • Audit and verify raw material, finished goods and production data on the factory systems and monthly raw material consumptions.
  • Develop reporting tools to provide reliable, timely and accurate cost information to the relevant department heads.
  • Pro-actively report relevant production data to the manufacturing team.
  • Produce monthly production/sales/stock reconciliations and reports.
  • Conduct twice yearly finished goods and pulp stock checks and produces reconciliations.
  • Develop monthly reporting tools to provide reliable, timely and accurate product cost information.
  • Deputise for the Financial Controller on cost accounting issues.
  • Manage the accounting and detailed reporting of all Factory cost centres, liasing with managers in the UK and Austria as and when required.
  • Perform monthly Balance Sheet Account reconciliations with regards to Raw Material and Finished Goods Stocks.
  • Enter relevant monthly and budget/forecast data into LPCS.
  • Ensure that procedures associated with the above responsibilities are in place and up to date.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial, operational and commercial exercises/information/reports.
  • Responsible for ensuring that internal and external Safety, Health & Environmental standards are met in terms of both work performance and behaviour.


  • The ideal candidate will be ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified or Qualified by experience
  • Highly numerate and IT literate including SAP and MSExcel.
  • Able to meet reporting deadlines and prioritise.
  • Understands relevant accounting standards.
  • Good communicator both verbal and written.
  • Self motivated and able to work unsupervised.
  • Able to identify, develop and adopt new practices
  • Cost accounting experience.
  • Demonstrates high professional standards regarding accuracy, integrity and confidentiality.

Job Offer

Excellent Package & benefits on offer