Ntice Sourcing Solutions: Group Operations Cost Accounting Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Ntice Sourcing Solutions

Duties & Responsibilities

My client, a well-known manufacturing company in Durban is looking for a Group Operations Cost Accounting Specialist to join their Group Finance Department. You will be required to develop, standardise, implement and manage the cost accounting process across the business, which includes establishing the true production cost by major SKU across the group as an integral input into supply chain optimisation decisions.



  • Develop, coordinate and run the cost accounting process for manufacturing operations
  • Develop and implement standard cost accounting and related governance processes
  • Develop and implement a framework to establish true cost of production across major SKU’s within each business
  • Extend framework to a full cost-to-serve methodology and model
  • Custodian of the operations cost architecture in an ERP system
  • Govern all Operation’s related chart of accounts, ensuring a standard architecture and consistent application is in place across the group (Benchmarking)
  • Implement standard operating procedures, governing the level of detail against which operational budgets are developed together with associated governance processes
  • Develop new processes using technology to automate manual work
    • Implement and ensure adoption of these processes
  • Provide ad hoc Finance support on projects
  • Specialist in cost accounting (including standard costing), using external business experience



  • B Comm Accounting or similar
  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in cost accounting, specifically standard costing methodology
  • Experience in Consumer Products or FMCG environment
  • Sound business and commercial acumen
  • Experience working in a range of Africa markets and working with teams in Africa
  • Innovative, intuitive, with ability to anticipate, interpret and interpret complex issues
  • Advanced skills in MS Office and ERP systems
  • Must be prepared to travel


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