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Cost & Management Accountant

Kelly Sinclair Recruitment Partners
Durban Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
May 2, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a listed multinational manufacturing company in South Africa, is looking for a Cost & Management Accountant to provide overview & analysis of Cost of Sales & Gross Contributions Stats at Business Unit level, as well as assist with Sales related projects & complete ad-hoc feasibility projects.

This is an EE position, therefore preference will be given to African & Coloured applicants.

Key Performance Areas:

Participate in organisational strategy management from a financial management perspective
Provide financial analysis & support to management & all operational areas of the business
Maintain & update accounting system
Prepare & review details product costing for all new parts
Analyse all current parts & make recommendations for the financial recovery on distressed parts
Calculate & propose potential price increases
Provide indicative “what-if” costings and impact on profitability for: New Product Generation and Specification to existing products.
Work closely with technical team to ensure integrity of the control sheet.
Provide meaningful profitability information and recommend ways to optimise customer profitability and project profitability for new business.
Recover margin in underperforming categories by highlighting commercial impact (margin enhancement vs volume opportunity) and assisted in strategic decision making.
Support the Business Development Managers in the use of system tools regarding costing and profitability.
Create a platform within quarterly profitability review to evaluate the success of project post launch review, providing insight and learnings which can be taken into future launches.
Weekly tracking of costings done to create visibility of projects in order to manage workload with projects and customer focus teams.


Bachelor of Commerce / Diploma in Financial Accounting
3 years' experience in a management accounting role
Automotive & Manufacturing experience

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