Industrial Accountant/Management Accountant

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Job Description

The primary objective of this position is: To support the Financial Controller in delivering effective cost management and control within the operation function. Management of the month-end close process, through proactively working with operational managers to ensure a reliable and accurate close within the agreed timetable. Analysis of operational and business KPI’s, proactively using the results to confidently challenge the managers on drifts, while maintaining a strong relationship.

Key responsibilities and performance measures for this role:

  • Challenge BOM integrity, through the understanding of our manufacturing processes.
  • Thorough understanding of costing mechanism and ability to implement changes where necessary.
  • Calculate the annual standard cost and analyse the results to ensure accuracy.
  • Monthly analysis of deviation to standard as part of the month-end close process and working with the business to resolve incorrect drifts and implementing processes to prevent future occurrence.
  • Take ownership of the operational cost centres to ensure business processes are followed and expenditures are controlled.
  • Monthly close meetings with cost centre managers to review the accuracy cost centre prior to closing
  • Monthly reconciliation of relevant balance sheet accounts, includes understand and reporting on risks and opportunities identified
  • Understand direct drivers of contribution, with the ability to calculate drifts.
  • Understand impacts on margin outside of contribution, with the ability to analyse and explain
  • Monthly reconciliation and Analysis of PPV and GRNI
  • Own the inventory management process, including stock take and monthly reconciliation and analysis, including obsolete stock evolution.
  • Support the annual budget process and quarterly re-forecast.
  • Health and safety policy, and ensure that any specific responsibilities are adequately delegated in their absence

Minimum Qualifications / Experience required:

  • ACCA/ CIMA Qualified
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in accounting, finance or a related field

Key behavioural competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively challenge all levels of management on cost control.
  • Analysing and interpreting data
  • Self-motivated with the ability to use own initiative to seek a solution
  • Able to work well with all levels and functions within the group
  • Experience in interacting with auditors and other advisors
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical skills, advanced problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Integrity, honesty
  • In-depth knowledge of, accounting standards, controls, financial regulations and legislation

Additional skill requirements:

  • SAP experience desirable
  • Strong Excel skills
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