Accountant

Recruiter
DPS Alban Technical Ltd
Location
Cheshire
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Cost Accountant to join a fast growing manufacturing company based in Helsby, Frodsham.
The main aim for the role will be to maintain the standard costing system whilst reviewing and identifying areas for enhancement. Specific duties include analysis of cost of sales, raw materials and labour; reporting on product profitability highlighting areas for improved controls; inventory control, valuation and reporting; contributing to pricing strategies. This will be a role that whilst suited to the qualities of an accountant will have significant operational involvement and can have a direct impact on improving the profitability of the business.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to:
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Preparation and maintenance of standard costs/Bills Of Material
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Monitoring of product cost movements in respect of changes in raw material pricing, currencies, LME movements, shipping costs and variance reporting thereof.
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Responsible for the understanding and reporting of process scrap data and quarantined product.
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Implementation of labour and O/H absorption rates.
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Responsible for the writing and compilation of an inventory control manual/handbook.
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Assisting in the implementation of effective operational stock control systems and monitoring thereof.
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Responsible for the coordination and running of biannual stocktakes and compilation of the subsequent accounting stock valuation.
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Tracking material costs for R&D and development projects.
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Preparation of monthly stock journals.
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Year end statutory requirements with respect to stock valuation and stock provisions.
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Provide commercial input to support pricing decisions.
Skills and Qualities Required
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Advantageous to have worked within a manufacturing environment and have working knowledge of product costing activity.
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Ideally ACCA or CIMA qualified but not essential.
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Able to work alone, or as part of a team.
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Tenacious with a strong aptitude to facilitate stock process.
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IT literate with the ability to adapt to different software.
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Excellent communication skills on different hierarchical levels and working cross functionally

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