At Hozelock, we are currently recruiting for a Management/Cost Accountant to join our progressive team on a permanent basis at our Head Office, based in Minworth, Birmingham (UK). Supporting the Financial Controller in delivering effective cost management and control through the operation/supply chain functions. The right candidate will work closely with managers to understand product cost evolution, actual costing impact stock valuation and margin, with the ability to investigate and analyse variances. They will also have strong interpersonal skills, enabling you to effectively challenge senior managers where inefficiency and deviations exits.

What we offer:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Company bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health cash plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Ride to work scheme

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of driving cost control within factory function, through effective CC management and review with managers.
  • Manage month end close of factory CC in line with closing timetable.
  • Support the annual budget and quarterly forecast for the operations team.
  • Balance Sheet reconciliation for accounts within your remit.
  • Support Financial Controller and OPS Director with investment appraisals.
  • Analyze and interpret BOMs and routing, with ability challenge integrity and structure.
  • Support the R&D team by reviewing and challenging costing on New Product Developments (NPD).
  • Challenge R&D team on actual cost of NPD vs cost approved at CAPEX.
  • Stock valuation, analysis and reconciliation, including standard to actual (FIFO) comparison.

Required experience:

  • Experience within the manufacturing or distribution industry.
  • Good working knowledge of analysing BOMS and being confident to challenge these.
  • Analytical skills, advanced problem solving skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of, accounting standard, controls, financial regulations and legislation.
  • ACCA/ CIMA Qualified.
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in accounting, finance or a related field.


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Contact details:

Hozelock Ltd (UK)
Human Resources – Sam Ridgard, Internal Recruiter
Tel: 0121 313 4283

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