Cost Accountant - Port Elizabeth Verfied

Salary Negotiable Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape more than 14 days ago 15-06-2022 10:05:54 AM
24-06-2022 7:50:19 AM
18 Months Fixed Term Contract - ideally to start 1st July

Assists the Financial Manager: Costing and Management Accounts in preparing final costs for tenders and budgets. Prepares preliminary costs and commercial evaluations for various business decisions. Prepares standard cost variance analysis on reporting variances.


Cost Accounting

Assist with budgets, tenders and reviews
Prepare product and preliminary costings, specific cost impacts and carry out associated procedures
Record cost information for use in expenditure control
Maintain financial system integrity, including checking signal codes are applied correctly and product costs are complete and accurate
Maintain costing database
Implement and review changes to item master
Applied marginal costing where applicable for transfer pricing
Ensure all transfer pricing mark ups are adhered to
Roll up new products
Assist in month-end closure of the General Ledger and other reconciliations, as required

Analysis and Reporting

Perform and report on feasibility studies
Analyze and report on changes in products, materials and methods to determine effects on cost (commercial evaluations)
Conduct and report on cost review and analysis and on benchmarking and trend analysis
Analyze and advise on factors affecting prices and profitability
Prepare and provide reports on standard cost variances

Operational Input

Provide technical and operational input on operational planning of the unit and on the prioritization of objectives
Indicate required changes in resources to enable achievement of work objectives
Monitor and control the use of assets and resources within area of responsibility
Apply advanced understanding of area of specialization
Analyze concepts and suggest streamlined procedures
Provide information for reports, as required by Supervisor
Compile standardized reports and consolidate documents
Comply with document filing requirements and maintain and update records and systems as required
Update SOP’s on a continual basis
Undertake IT improvement projects, where required

Skills Required


4 to 6 years’ experience in an accounting role in a manufacturing organization
Com Degree in Financial Field or equivalent

Specific Job Skills

Computer literacy: proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and a fully integrated ERP system
Offering Insights
Maintaining Accuracy
Managing Performance
Interrogating Information