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Cost Accountant

Robert Half
Takanini NZ, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 11, 2024

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Full Time
The Company

My client operates within the manufacturing, transport, and freight industry with a fast-growing operation in Auckland. They have a strong presence within Australasia and have been in operation within New Zealand for the last few decades. They are looking for a Cost Accountant to work closely with the CFO in the running of the NZ operation. This is a contract role with long-term potential and development.

The Role

The role of the Cost Accountant reports directly to the CFO working across the Group Finance team. You will take ownership of the function and so having an understanding of manufacturing will be favourable. This is a newly created role where you can really make an impact, whilst making the role your own.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare weekly production costing reports
  • Comment on trends and identify areas of concern for management and business

  • Track the cumulative impact on production variance throughout the month and

report to management weekly
  • Assist with the view of production jobs and variance analysis
  • Work on upgrading this reporting tool for accurate job costing information against
  • standard costs
  • Standard cost reviews and system updates
  • Oversee the timely booking of labour to jobs ensuring posted to correct jobs
  • Prepare monthly financial reports within timelines
  • Prepare ad-hoc management accounting reports, including assisting with strategic projects
  • Work with Group Accountant and wider management team to develop value creating opportunities
  • Provide cover for finance administrator or other accounting functions as required - payroll review, bank recs, GST/FBT
  • Other duties, tasks and projects as required

Skills & Experience

You will have experience working in the commercial space where your core focus has been on cost accounting, so you will be comfortable in using excel and reporting tools to generate reports, variance analysis and speaking with the wider business to present your findings.

We are looking for the following:
  • At least 3 years' Cost Accounting experience
  • Exposure to the manufacturing industry is desired
  • NetSuite experience is desirable as well as strong excel skills
  • Detail orientated and ability to work with large data sets
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Ability to work autonomously and to tight deadlines

How to apply

Please send your resume in Microsoft Word format by clicking on the apply button or for further information, contact Kelsey Llewellyn or Ryan Robson in our Auckland office on 09-915-6700.

Job Reference No: 06900-0012853770

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