Hays Senior Finance is working on behalf of a Leicestershire based Manufacturing facility to recruit a Cost Accountant. Our client is a prestigious business with a range of well-known brands within their portfolio. Our client is an innovative and high performing business with an international presence and this appointment will be critical in supporting the ongoing development of systems and processes.
Your new role
The Cost Accountant will report to the Financial Controller who can provide insight, review and challenge across multi-site operations. Responsible for the overall production cost and general ledger accounting and analysis, the cost accountant generates and monitors Tax and GAAP monthly closing entries and financial statement reporting. The Cost Accountant will develop standard cost estimates for existing, proposed, new, and redesigned products and will provide product cost and analysis with a view to recommend cost savings opportunities.
As a Cost Accountant you will be responsible for providing accurate and relevant daily, weekly and monthly MI to support production operations and will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting and handling the complexities of multiple projects. As part of a team of a small team you will support the provision of management accounting and decision support information, challenging commercial managers on sales, cost management and margins. This role will be responsible for WIP accounting, high volume product analysis and providing detailed variance analysis on sales forecasting and financial appraisal.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a fully qualified accountant with with experience in a Manufacturing/FMCG environment. You will have proven experience in a financial planning and analysis environment and will have the ability to work with a large number of high turnover projects. Working in a product and cost management focused environment is essential. This is a commercial role where building relationships is a key part of the business. SAP accounting experience would be highly beneficial.
What you'll get in return
You will be working for a truly innovative and commercial business where there are significant opportunities for progression. This is a fantastic job where finance will support a highly innovative and cross functional business.
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