Cost Accountant

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Manchester, UK
26 Aug 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

SALARY: £32k - £40k depending on experience.

BENEFITS: Company Pension

HOURS: 40 Hours per week. Monday and Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm


Our client is a major force in the rigid body building industry. Established in 1969, the company is renowned for innovations that push the boundaries of commercial vehicle body design. The choice of many of the UK's major fleets, contract hire and rental companies their reputation stands on merit, manufacturing in excess of 50 bodies each week.

Due to ongoing success Alloy Bodies Limited is looking to introduce a newly created position reporting to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for Project Managing the implementation of a fully integrated ERP system and thereafter will be responsible for all standard costing models & inventory/management accounting functions, as follows:
  • Monthly Management Accounts
  • Responsible for a team of four accounts/admin staff
  • Monthly P&L performance KPI reporting as well as providing detailed over view of site performance.
  • Preparation of annual budgets
  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labour.
  • Management of production data and related general ledger postings including hours and materials reconciliations on a work order by work order basis
  • Analysing Labour 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
  • 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
  • Oversees quarterly physical inventory counts and value accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Computer Literate - Strong Excel & Word skills
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of standard costs

If you feel you are the ideal candidate APPLY today!

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