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Cost Accountant at PG Group - Gauteng, Alberton

PG Group
Alberton Alberton, Gauteng Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

  • To analyse, investigate and report on the costs and variances of production and stock within the business to optimise the profitability of the organisation.
  • To review and verify cost centre expenses in order to determine accurate expenditure for financial reporting.
  • To accurately load price adjustments in order to ensure that the master data is updated and the bills of material correctly reflect the costs of production thereby ensuring accurate GP.
  • To ensure stock accuracy of the systems to optimise profit and minimise stock losses.
  • To compile and report on various cost centre budgets in order to monitor finance performance against business objectives.
  • To support the finance team in maintaining good corporate governance and controls resulting in audit compliance.
  • To generate and report on various financial results to ensure that the business has accurate data to make informed decisions.
  • To manage the petty cash for the business by controlling the float and ensuring that all related documentation is submitted within the agreed timeframe, in order to replenish the float and ensure business continuity.
  • To liaise with various stakeholders and departments to obtain information, investigate issues identified and facilitate action plans to improve financial performance and profit margins on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • To ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support effective decision making for the business.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Grade 12
  • Diploma in Cost Accounting

  • 3 Years Cost Accounting experience
  • 3 Years' experience in a large manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Budget Management
  • Financial accounting principles
  • Knowledge of good corporate governance

  • Computer Skills (MS Office)
  • Communication Skills (written and verbal)
  • Analytical Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Detail Conscious
  • Forecasting Skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Systematic and Methodical
  • Planning and organising
  • Able to solve problems through thorough analysis
  • Able to work under pressure

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