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Cost Accountant – Midlands

o Industry

s 55,000

q Midlands

p Permanent

r 1996

Our client, a leading multinational, is recruiting for a Cost Accountant to join its established finance function. The ideal candidate will be a Big 4-trained ACA with 1-3 years PQE in a cost accounting role. However, strong industry-trained candidates with relevant experience will also be considered. The successful candidate will join a varied and well-resourced team that offers a strong work/life balance. Benefits include pension and healthcare.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Reconciliation of Raw Material, WIP and Finished Goods Inventory
  • Item/Cost Maintenance for Bills of Material and routings for new and existing component/finished goods, assisting in the annual standard cost update process
  • Assist in producing the monthly financial accounts package within 5 working days according to US GAAP rules and required internal reporting including manufacturing KPIs
  • Assist in the periodic forecasting process and annual budgeting
  • Work Order closing, status analysis and investigation
  • Liaising between Purchasing / Receiving and accounts payable to resolve any issues
  • Support Operations Managers in the collation, analysis and preparation of manufacturing reports and KPIs to aid decision making
  • Assist and support in the sites’ lean programs
  • Assisting in testing, analysis and development of SOX controls and internal procedures
  • Other accounting duties as required


  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CPA
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience within a manufacturing operation
  • Experience with Oracle will be advantageous
  • Good analytical and numerical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work well within a small teams
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel


Personal Competencies

  • Technical competency and analytical skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

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