Cost Accountant

WH Finance Ltd
Winsford, UK
23 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a class-leading specialist manufacturer with more than 30 years design and manufacturing experience from within the team and due to continued expansion they are now looking to recruit a Cost Accountant.

This is a newly created position where you will be responsible for all standard costing models & inventory accounting functions, as follows:

* Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labour.

* Analysing data collected and recording results

* Analysing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost

* Provide accurate standard costs

* Analysing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

* Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures

* Analysing audits of costs and preparing reports

* Making estimates of new and proposed product costs

* Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.

* Maintaining Cost Accounting System

* Prepare weekly financial costings and report & explain variances

* Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger & reconciliation of weeklies to monthlies

* Oversees physical inventories and monitors cycle count program

* Reconciles physical inventories & w-i-p to stock system & general ledger

* Developing inventory analysis reports and analysing variances

* Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory

The successful candidate possesses:

* Minimum of 2 years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment

* Must have a strong Cost systems background, have excellent analytical skills and a sound understanding of accounting principles, ie GAAP

* Computer Literate - Strong Excel & Word skills

* Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of standard costs

Interviews are ongoing so apply now

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