Cost Accountant / Management Accountant

  • Full Time
  • East Rand, South Africa

Leaders Personnel

Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The alignment, implementation and control of the strategic transformation product to the tactical level, governing production overhead budgeting, expenditure and cashflow demand
  • Tactical product design and implementation, budget, schedule, reporting, forecasting, maintenance and improvement – (capex, cradle to grave)
  • Operational optimisation and scheduling of product cashflow demand
  • Product costing design, maintenance and verification of product item master and Bill of Materials
  • Production overheads budget vs actual variance investigations
  • Product utilisation and variances to standards and scheduling
  • Strategic cost improvement recommendations
  • Implement zero-based budgeting on activity-based costing processes
  • The alignment, implementation, control, and improvement of the labour product, over structured time to the tactical level, governing production overhead budgeting, expenditure and cashflow demand – (optimisation of labour profitability over structured time)
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Financial auditing and approval
  • Investment optimisation and waste elimination

 

Skills & Knowledge required:

 

  • Fixed assets
  • Asset risk and compliance
  • Cashflow
  • Working Capital
  • Product costing
  • Capex
  • Profit and loss
  • Balance sheet
  • Trial balance
  • Productivity costing
  • Production overheads budget vs actual variance investigations
  • Product utilisation and variances to standards and scheduling
  • Labour budgeting, costing and utilisation – (payroll analysis)
  • Product, waste and labour variance reports
  • Production and waste analysis – (cost improvement strategies)
  • Job costing
  • Process costing
  • Absorption costing
  • Procurement variance
  • Inventory variances
  • Inventory valuation
  • Financial margins, variances, and breakeven points

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Finance related tertiary qualifaction – preferebly BCom Degree
  • Completed CIMA, or studying towards (Minimum Strategic Level)
  • 5 years overall work experience with minimum of 3 years in manufacturing / FMCG environment