Cost Accountant

Recruiter
WH Finance Ltd
Location
Winsford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1242753707
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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