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Cost Accountant

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Hours and Christmas shutdown
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

We are delighted to be working with a global manufacturing business in their recruitment for a Cost Accountant at their Sheffield site. This business have been established for over 50 years and are true specialists in their field, supplying their product range to a variety of sectors including aerospace, power generation and motorsport.

Following new strategic plans over the next 5 years the position of Cost Accountant has been generated and will report directly into the Finance Director whilst supporting the wider finance function. This position is ideal for candidates from a Finance Business Partner / FP&A Accountant / Manufacturing Accountant background who are looking to develop their career in a more strategic direction within an SME environment.

As Cost Accountant you will form a key part of the Senior Management Team and develop costing strategies, analyse cost variance and drive cost-down initiatives to enhance business performance. This position will play a pivotal role in the future growth of the business having both a commercial and strategic focus through the provision of valuable performance reports and insights.

Duties will include:
* Collaborating with the manufacturing and sales team to provide knowledge and analysis on manufacturing costs, bill of materials and product pricing
* Implementation of weekly production reports (including variances) and labour capture
* Ownership in the management of standard costs
* Implement and ensure robust financial controls, covering areas such as stock integrity, annual stocktakes and product cost prices
* Business partnering with relevant stakeholders across the business including sales, operational teams and business development managers to reduce cost variance in a collaborative manner
* Ownership in the production of P+L, balance Sheet and cash-flow models
* Full responsibility of monthly budgeting and forecasting processes including reforecasting where appropriate and cost reduction targets
* Implementation and maintenance of key variance analysis covering manufacturing, sales and profitability
* Preparation of timely and accurate month end reports as required

Person Specification:
* ACA / ACCA / CIMA Part-Qualified or Qualified
* Qualified by Experience
* Previous manufacturing experience
* Goal-orientated individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

For further information or a private and confidential conversation either for this specific opportunity or your personal job search please contact Emma Berry or Jack Curtis on 0114 261 1700 or 07496 364678.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.