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Cost Accountant

Posted 2 February by Milton Keynes Finance Featured Ended
Reed Finance are pleased to be supporting a national brand in the recruitment of a new Cost Accountant for a period of 12 months.

Working with all areas of the business across the UK, this new role will be responsible for and take ownership of all costing processes of existing a new business ensuring profitability is maximised.

Key Duties: 

Collect, analyse and evaluate cost information from the Group

Provide commercial analysis of all costs across the Group as an end to end process
Provide detailed analysis on MI and budgets, making recommendations for improvement actions or cost control where appropriate.

Manage and analyse large volumes of data, provide observations, and ensure all relevant reporting and information is provided to Group Financial Controller and relevant budget holders in a timely and accurate manner

Support in providing forecasts to monitor progress towards financial goals for the Group

Liaise with budget holders to understand and assess varies budgets and cost

Provide cost saving plans for each division within the Group and also head office functions, present the plans to the relevant stakeholders and set up detailed monitoring of plans to demonstrate to the GFC and GFD clear impact and cost savings delivered.

Set up suites of cost saving KPI’s that can be used in the Group to monitor effectiveness of on-going costs and cost saving initiatives.


You will be a fully qualified accountant and have a proven track record of identifying savings and efficiencies. You will ideally have a solid background in a retail environment.


The position is available on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract basis.
Company car
33 days holiday (Inc Bank hols)
Pension etc
The overall benefits package in highly impressive

If this profile sounds like you or you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Stewart Wilks on 01908 680604 or email:

Please note in the event of a high volume of applicants it isn’t always possible to personally reply to each applicant. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within two weeks, we are afraid that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34379943

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