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Cost Accountant

Employer
staffsols
Location
South Africa Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape ZA, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 2, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client in the FMCG Industry is seeking a Cost Accountant to join their team in Port Elizabeth. Main Duties/Key Results Areas:
  • Costing all group transactions on a deal-by-deal basis.
  • Calculating Sales and Trader commissions monthly.
  • Costing transactions relating to certain deals, categories, projects, sales incentives, claims, etc.
  • Working with the Sales, Commercial, and Financial Director on reports on the business unit performance.
  • Maintains and ensures data accuracy across the various entities and systems.
  • Monthly costs per KG report with management accounts for the group.
  • Monthly Cold Store cost per KG (disaggregated as required) for the group.
  • PPV analysis on a monthly basis to present with monthly reporting.
  • Calculation and maintenance of average product costs as required by the Commercial team.
  • Intercompany Sales / Cost of Sales reports on a monthly basis.
  • Investigating GP's between intercompany sales.
  • Reviewing the Inventory On Hand / Goods In Transit report.
  • Evaluating that cost are recorded in the correct companies i.e. Transport.
  • Requesting documents and information from internal Departments and Service Providers timeously to ensure costs are accurate and complete.
  • Liaising with Traders and Service Providers regarding cost calculations and resolving all queries before submitting final figures for sign-off.
  • Obtaining approvals from the relevant Managers and Directors timeously.
  • Liaising with HR regarding when payments can be made, keeping in mind HR's deadlines.
  • Processing invoices, preparing reconciliations, and liaising with the Financial Manager regarding cash flow to ensure that payments are made within the payment terms.
  • Save all cost calculations with supporting documentation and approvals systematically each month for quick access if queries arise
Other duties and responsibilities (ad hoc):
  • Working with IT on automating functions for reporting and accuracy.
  • Assistance with monthly, quarterly and annual audits.
  • Setting up LCT routes for new entities / changes to existing LCT's.
  • All and any other related duties as expected from the employer from time to time.
Minimum qualification and experience:
  • Matric
  • Degree in Cost and Management Accounting.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Cost Accountant or similar experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and understanding of transactions.
  • Experience in dealing with financial transactions and costings in different currencies.
  • Experience in reconciling General Ledger Accounts and reports.
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite.
  • Intermediate to advance excel skills.
  • Experience in working with ERP software packages, Pastel or Syspro advantageous.
  • Experience with landed cost tracking and imports.
  • Experience in working with a group of companies with different entities and costs centres.

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