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Cost Accountant - Western Cape, Bellville

Employer
Watershed Consulting
Location
Bellville Bellville, Western Cape Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Cost Accountant

Area: Bellville, Cape Town

Salary: R50000 depending on experience and qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Build and improve costing templates documents, and records of the organization.
  • Analyze and report on financial performance against budget, highlighting variances and identifying trends.
  • Assess actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies and report on margins by product and division.
  • Assist in the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies.
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts.
  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues.
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials.
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research, and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability.
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others.
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy, and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in cost accounting or related field.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Excel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in manufacturing and importing costings preferable

Desired Skills:
  • Cost Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • variance analysis
  • Bills of Material
  • Product Costing
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Inventory Reconciliation

Desired Work Experience:
  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:
  • Degree

About The Employer:

Cost Accountant

Area: Bellville, Cape Town

Salary: R50000 depending on experience and qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Build and improve costing templates documents, and records of the organization.
- Analyze and report on financial performance against budget, highlighting variances and identifying trends.
- Assess actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
- Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies and report on margins by product and division.
- Assist in the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies.
- Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts.
- Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues.
- Update standard costs in the bill of materials.
- Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research, and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability.
- Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others.
- Ensure timely submission, accuracy, and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- 3-5 years of experience in cost accounting or related field.
- Proficiency in accounting software and Excel.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in manufacturing and importing costings preferable

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