Cost Accountant

2021-04-08T18:35:53+00:00 2021-05-08T18:35:53+00:00 Hales Group � per annum

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Hales Groupare delighted to be working with our Globally established client in the recruitment of a Cost Accountant to join and be accountable for a small team of 3 (Finance Assistant and Stock Control) to oversee all the costings across site, producing weekly results and providing accurate labour and materials analysis, working closely with the departments to understand variances.

The role is also responsible for new product costing, cross charge of non-site charges including resource usage and blocked stock allocated for write off.

The role is also key in managing and adhering to the SOX inventory management procedures; carrying out quarterly stock reconciliations, site stock checks, MAV reviews and working with internal and external auditors.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

– Line manager to Finance Assistant and Stock Control Team

– Publication of weekly costs

– Trend analysis to identify problems or areas for improvement

– Understanding SAP transactions and linking these to the factory results

– Organising and hosting weekly/monthly costing meetings

– Labour variance costings & forecasting

– Month-end/Year-end delivery in line with deadlines

– Costing of new products and associated tasks

– Maintaining and updating the SAP system with pricing information for new codes

– Preparation and maintenance of the Annual Plan transfer prices

– Maintain intercompany pricing conditions

– Adherence to and management of SOX procedures ie stock checks, quarterly stock reconciliations, MAV reviews, working with auditors

– Analysis of TPV variances

– Cost of Quality reporting

– Be the point of contact for the any queries from the Gloucester team including consignment invoicing

– Fish Levy reporting

– Be the finance representative at the NPD meetings

Key Interfaces

Internal (to company or team)

– Internal auditors

– Manufacturing Managers

– Gloucester finance team

External (to company)

– Auditors

Person Specification


Qualifications and Previous Experience: CIMA part qualified or Fully Qualified

Knowledge and Skills: Good working knowledge of Excel

Cost analysis

Competencies : Analytical




Team Player


Work within FMCG Finance or Supply Chain Finance, or Factory Finance experience

Previous SAP experience

If you feel you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in this role, please contact Roberta on 01502582000 or email

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Job Information

Job Reference: J30133
Salary From: £40000.0000
Salary To: £50000.0000
Job Industries: FMCG
Job Locations: Lowestoft
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Cost, Accountant

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