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Cost Accountant - Gauteng, Germiston

Employer
Kencorp Executive Search
Location
Germiston Germiston, Gauteng Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Responsibilities:
  • Conduct regular analysis of product costs, including cattle purchases, wholesale and product cost prices, meat prices, labour, and overhead expenses, to ensure accurate costing information.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Team and perform continuous analysis on sales prices, margins per product, and profitability.
  • Daily analysis, reporting, and discussions with the Marketing Team and COO on price variances and margins
  • Develop and maintain cost accounting systems, processes, and procedures for better cost control and accurate financial reporting.
  • Monitor ongoing expenses against forecast and budget, including purchase price variances, overruns, production variances, and cost allocations, and recommend cost-saving opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, procurement, logistics, and marketing to gather costing data, improve accuracy, and implement cost control measures.
  • Prepare and analyse monthly costing reports to identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in preparing budgets, forecasts, and financial plans related to cost accounting.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of cost accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in cost accounting and the FMCG industry to enhance performance and efficiency.

Requirements:
  • B.Com degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in cost accounting, preferably in the FMCG industry.
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles and methodologies.
  • Proficient in using cost accounting software and ERP systems
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, V-Lookups, and data analysis functions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability to changing business requirements and the willingness to continuously learn and improve.

Desired Skills:
  • Accountant
  • Product Costing
  • Cost accounting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Commercial Accounting
  • Balance Sheet
  • Fixed Assets
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Balance Sheet Analysis
  • Accruals

Desired Work Experience:
  • 2 to 5 years

Desired Qualification Level:
  • Degree

About The Employer:

FMCG

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