Cost Accountant


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March 30, 2023
Job Type
£40000 - £45000 per annum
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Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

An innovative manufacturing business are looking to appoint a Cost Accountant due to succession planning. This is a newly created role which has been designed to support the finance and operations teams in driving the business forward and achieve ongoing business success.

Your New Role as Cost Accountant:

Reporting to the Financial Controller, as Cost Accountant you will take control of the maintenance and development of the cost accounting and reporting systems; perform detailed analysis of production and spend variances; investigate and maintain the BOM register; and business partner with various internal stakeholders including warehouse staff and senior management. Other duties include managing stock within the business; advising on new product costs; reporting on profitability and reviewing product margins; assisting with periodic budget and forecast production; and fulfilling month end requirements.

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, you will hold a full professional accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or be qualified to this level by experience. Knowledge and experience within a manufacturing environment is essential and you will have a strong understanding of costing processes. Strong systems skills are essential, in particular Excel and you will have good understanding of various costing systems, reporting tools and modelling.

Salary and Reward on Offer:

A competitive starting salary will be offered depending on experience. Progression opportunities will be available for the successful individual in line with continued business growth and the organisation’s culture of providing progressive career opportunities and promoting within. You will receive a generous benefits package inclusive of 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays; company pension; and healthcare benefits.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market 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. As 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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