Cost Accountant

Leicester £ 30,000 - £ 35,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013050

A global manufacturer has a new vacancy for a Cost Accountant to work on a 12 month fixed-term contract basis at their site in Leicester. With experience in management accounting you will be well qualified and have experience working in a fast-paced sector such as manufacturing, engineering or distribution.


Commutable from: Leicester, Coventry, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Derby, Nottingham, Hinckley, Rugby, Corby, Melton Mowbray, Nuneaton.

Salary: £ 30,000 - £ 35,000 p.a. (12m FTC – maternity cover)

Suitable for: Accountant, Manufacturing Accountant, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant. Finance Manager, Finance Controller.


The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for this leading business within their industry sector. Reporting to the Finance Manager you will be responsible for providing full accounting for the site. Duties will include but not limited to assisting with the preparation of timely management accounts, cash flow forecasting, budgeting and data analysis.

Key responsibilities:

To develop, implement and provide accurate cost & management accounting information.
Assistance in the analysis and investigation of all variances from standard and relaying this information to operations teams.
Weekly / monthly reporting of key KPI`s
Calculation and review of site operational cost rates
Developing, implementation and preparation of departmental costs and recovery rates
Carry out SOX testing as required
Maintain financial systems and reposts
Be responsible for the company costing system and develop standards
Work with departments to reduce costs, improve productivity and streamline processes.


The Candidate

You will be degree qualified in Accounting (or other relevant qualification) with previous costing experience, ideally in a fast-paced environment e.g. manufacturing/logistics//distribution.

With high levels of drive and enthusiasm you must have advanced excel skills, with excellent attention to detail. Used to working to tight deadlines producing accurate accounts you will ideally have experience of ERP systems and working as part of a team.


For more information send a CV to Alex Hodgkins





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