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  • Cost Accountant

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Wakefield
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 176129
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
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A great opportunity for an experienced Cost Accountant, to join my successful, market leading client who are dominant in their respective markets.

Responsible for ensuring that the company's customer profitabiluty and sales margin models are correctly and accurately recorded, duties include:

  • Maintaining and improving on the computerised product costing information working with Head Office and the Finance Director to ensure that the information produced from the product costing system is reconciled to the Management Accounts
  • Working with both the finance and purchasing teams to ensure that component costs are correctly recorded
  • To establish and maintain a robust and accurate method of material price variance analysis which reflects not only price movements but also currency fluctuations
  • To produce monthly reports detailing gross and net margins by both product and customer
  • To produce a detailed margin analysis for each of the company's major customers
  • To liaise with Product Management team on a regular basis regarding both products and customers where margins are below the acceptable levels.
    • Costing of finished products and intermediate processes
    • Bills of Material
    • Labour routings
    • Overhead recovery
  • Provision of costing/finance support for commercial decision-making and pricing activity
  • Gross margin analysis
  • Management reporting of KPIs and performance data
  • ERP system maintenance and reporting
  • Identification of areas that lead to Material Variance and Labour Variance

Skills/knowledge/experience

Qualified accountant, a candidate who has all the relevant skills

Cost Accounting (or an interest in) or strong finance analyst type experience in a manufacturing/FMCG environment

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel), Access and ERP systems

Excellent analytical and communication skills

Understanding of factory processes and costing principles

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