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Cost and Management Accountant - Eastern Cape, Ezibeleni

Abantu Staffing Solutions
Ezibeleni Ezibeleni, Eastern Cape Lukanji, South Africa
Closing date
Jan 2, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose:

  • To perform cost analyses in order to manage cost to maximise profitability for the business by ensuring the reliability, completeness and accuracy of financial information. Ensure the use of accurate cost reporting within the organisation for optimal decision-making to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12/ Matric
  • CIMA Qualification or BCom Accounting
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Financial Reporting experience
  • Costing experience and team leadership experience
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization


Preparation of Monthly Reports:

  • Process month-end journals
  • Calculate and process month-end transactions
  • Issue of management reports e.g. productivity report, price of raw material fluctuations, distributions cost variances etc
  • Ensure that all provisions and adjustments have been done timeously and correct

Financial Forecasting and Budgeting:

  • Assist in yearly budgets
  • Assist in review of budgets and implementation of changes
  • Assist in 5-year financial forecasting
  • Discuss income, expenses and cost drivers with HOD
  • Collaborate information and put together in required format
  • Ensure the GP% is within the set range
  • Calculate the impact on GP and EBITDA of changes in price or processes

Balance Sheet Reconciliations:

  • Reconcile General Ledger with Inventory Register

Monthly expense variance analysis:

  • Identify deviations from budget and investigate deviations
  • Studying, reviewing and reconciling variances in reports and data
  • Explanation of changes in fixed and variable costs

Costing of Departments and Divisions:

  • Review B.O.M.'s to ensure correctness
  • Collect data and analyse costs
  • Assist Production in calculating production costs
  • Compare standard costs to actual production costs
  • Analyse process and price variances
  • Review waste and scrap figures
  • Monitor production lines with regard to waste


  • Assist with internal controls related to inventory processes
  • Monitoring ERP processes and ensuring that ERP is live and accurate
  • Assist with periodic stock counts


  • Assess and identify and impose training programme

Health, Safety & Quality:

  • Adhere to the management systems


  • Calculate rand per kg needed to make a profit
  • Calculate the rand per km
  • Analyse diesel usage and identify possible savings

Key Skills and Expertise:

  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Ability to understand and implement complex finance solutions
  • Ability to handle pressure and manage multiple issues simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence outcomes at all levels and across disciplines
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Acumen
  • Management and organisational skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Financial/costing professional knowledge and skill

Desired Skills:
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Management
  • Financial Statements
  • Inventory Management
  • Reconciliation

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