Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Cost Accountant


Reference: DJ0078

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £30,000.00

Maximum Salary: £35,000.00

Working for an impressive manufacturing organisation you will work alongside the Financial Controller and take full responsibility for the all costing models and inventory accounting functions: Duties will include:

  • Plan, study and collect data to determine costs such as raw material purchases, inventory and labour.
  • Analysing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine     effects on cost
  • Provide accurate standard costs
  • Analysing actual costs and producing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Analysing audits of costs and preparing reports
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Prepare weekly financial costings and report & explain variances
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger & reconciliation of weeklies to monthlies
  • Oversees physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
  • Reconciles physical inventories & WIP to stock system & general ledger
  • Developing inventory analysis reports and analysing variances
  • Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrable costing and stock control experience in a similar role
  • Strong Cost systems background
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Sound understanding of GAAP
  • Computer Literate – Strong Excel & Word skills
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of standard costs