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Cost Accountant

Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Full Time
Our client is looking for a highly skilled Cost Accountant to join their finance department. As a qualified candidate, you'll be required to bring a strong background in financial analysis and reporting, with expertise in cost accounting principles, especially in Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Work-in-Progress (WIPs) management. In this pivotal role, you'll analyze their production costs, pinpoint areas for improvement, and drive strategies to enhance efficiency and profitability.

  • Develop and maintain cost accounting systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Analyse production costs and variances, including direct labour, materials, and overhead.
  • Prepare and review monthly cost reports, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to monitor inventory levels and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts, providing insights into cost trends and projections.
  • Conduct regular audits of manufacturing processes to identify inefficiencies and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Support management decision-making by providing timely and accurate financial analysis.
  • Cost saving initiative

Qualification and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Completed CIMA qualification is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles, including BOMs and WIPs.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle).
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

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Job InformationJob Reference: JO-2405-343566Salary: ZAR900000.00 - ZAR1000000.00 per annumSalary per: annumJob Duration: Job Start Date: 01/06/2024Job Industries: Accounting & FinanceJob Locations: Johannesburg

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