Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Cost Accountant


Reference: FH6084

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £35,000.00

Maximum Salary: £40,000.00

My Cheshire based manufacturing client is currently looking to appoint a Cost Accountant to report directly to the Financial Controller. The role exists in order to ensure that an accurate and effective product costing system is kept up to date, that new products are costed accurately and to facilitate improvements in the following main areas:

  • Cost awareness and waste elimination
  • Efficiency levels of hourly paid personnel
  • Utilization of equipment/assets
  • Product costing & profitability analysis – existing and new business
  • Business unit reporting, labour, overheads, sustaining capital expenditure and working capital
  • Budgets and forecasting


Principle Accountabilities

  • Ensure a robust manufacturing costing system is maintained at all times
  • Production of accurate budgets defining operational costs and performance
  • Ensure all manufacturing activity is accurately recorded and variances are identified in a meaningful and constructive format
  • Reconciliation and monitoring of inventory
  • Control of manufacturing costs and expenditure
  • Ensure the stock cycle is functioning and adequate controls are in place to ensure adequate stock records are maintained
  • Work with the sales team to produce product costings for existing and new sales contracts


Candidate profile

  • High level of IT/systems literacy
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Product costing background
  • Experienced in management reporting and the interpretation of KPI’s to others