Cost Accountant – Muizenberg QC Supervisor – Maitland

Western Cape, Full Time


The Cost Accountant will support the Tea Operations by providing information that will aid decision making and drive profitability, operational efficiency and effective cost control. The Cost Accountant will identify and drive system improvement opportunities and ensure strong controls are in place.

Key Functional Duties:

Perform product and customer costings
Compile costing information and perform adhoc costings as required
Analyse margin and costs and identify where improvements can be made to profitability
Calculating production recovery costs and ensuring BOM’s are accurate
Coordinate inventory counts and resolve variances
Ensure strong inventory controls are in place to safeguard inventory and drive accuracy
Complete landed cost calculations for imported raw materials and ensure inventory is valued correctly
Review the accuracy of inventory related transactions and assist with queries
Review WIP to ensure accuracy, investigate reasons for variances and drive corrective actions
Analyse material usage and waste and drive corrective actions
Compile and maintain reports to track performance and KPI’s
Preparing information and reports for business presentations
Assist with compiling annual budgets and rolling forecasts
Providing systems support to users and maintaining master data
Identify and drive system improvements and assist with special projects
Prepare SOP documentation and provide training to staff on systems implemented
Assist with Capex calculations and tracking of return on investment

Required Prior Learning/ Experience

Bcom Cost and Management Accounting or Finance related degree (Studying towards CIMA advantageous)
At least 1-3 years of experience in a financial or cost accounting role
Experience working within a manufacturing environment will be an advantage

Required Knowledge and Skills

Experience working with ERP (Syspro) systems and integrated systems (Barcode scanning) will be an advantage
Computer literate: MS Office (Intermediate / Advanced Excel / Pivot Tables, Power BI advantageous)
Driver’s License essential

Personal Characteristics:

Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
Good attention to detail and organisational skills
Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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