Cost Accountant 12m FTC


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May 7, 2024
Job Type
£38000 - £45000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
Contact Email


Company Details & Job Overview:

Based in Ellesmere Port, this global manufacturing group are well respected in the niche area they operate. With the SSC at the core of financial activity, they remain a leader in manufacturing of specialist chemicals across the globe. The UK head office for finance is situated within state of the art facilities, on the same site as the manufacturing site where they continue to be innovative, providing new products to maintain a tight hold as a market leader.

Enhanced holidays
Bonus scheme
Flexible working

Your New Role As Cost Accountant (12 month fixed term contract) :

As Cost Accountant you shall work within the costing team, working closely with others in the department, and also with the SSC. As a partner to stakeholders across the manufacturing site, this is a varied and interesting role within a talented finance department.

Role Responsibilities:
• Costing new products and authorising through the system workflow procedure.
• Preparing monthly reconciliations for key balance sheet accounts including GRNI, Stock in transit and inventory accounts.
• Identification, analysis and reporting of monthly manufacturing cost variances, PPV & freight, working to identify and fix any cost related issues.
• Working closely with the production teams to assist with new product development and customer tenders.
• Production of monthly financials, analysing actual performance versus forecasts and identifying areas of focus for management whilst also assisting with preparation of statutory financial statements.
• Financial reporting to analyse key movements in inventory balances.
• Completing the quarterly standard cost update ensuring all new costs are accurate and communicated to the senior management team of the business.
• Assisting in the annual budgeting process including calculating revised overhead absorption rates.
• Providing responses to external audit requests during the annual audit.
• Other ad-hoc reporting/queries.

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered for this role you shall have a proven track record of adding value in a cost accounting role. With significant experience of Cost Accounting, you shall have acquired business partnering skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain working relationships. Able to provide detailed analysis, you shall be either QBE, or Part/fully qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA). Initially be able to commit to a 12 month contract, there may also be the potential for this role to become permanent.

Salary & Reward On Offer:

On offer to the successful candidate is a highly competitive salary and benefits package. With hybrid working there is the potential for a permanent role, as well as the opportunity to add value over the course of the 12 months.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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