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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

The purpose of the Cost Accountant role is to manage the full stock control function and operational efficiencies to mitigate stock losses in collaboration with relevant sites. This position will also be required to work Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays as the business requires.

Key Responsibilities:

To provide a cost management service to the management team in respect of deviation reporting along with waste elimination opportunities.
To determine and manage cost accounting procedures and methods in order to accurately account for costs per product.
To perform stock reconciliations, reporting and investigations of variances to initiate corrective actions on a daily basis
To ensure accurate recording and reporting of stock information through the compilation of financial journals and balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
To check for adherence to and the continuous improvement of the Standard Operating Procedures relating to stock control on all site and route locations, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
To guide and advise Sales Managers regarding route viability and the cost to serve by checking their calculations on an ad hoc basis.
Cashbook Reconciliations.
Month end processing and closure of depot financials.
Budgeting / Forecasting of depot financials.
Expense analysis and reviewing variances against budget with recommendations.
Maintain depot balancing and full financial reporting of the depot.
Supervise Depot Admin team and control the depot stock.
Ensure compliance to the Standard Operating procedures at the Depot.

Experience & Qualifications:

3 to 4 years Cost Accountant experience
2 to 4 years’ experience in an FMCG industry
Experience in using ERP System eg, GP2010 would be an advantage
CIMA qualification
Cost Accounting Degree/Diploma