Cost Accountant
Competitive Depending on Experience

Cost Accountant

Ref: 727| Posted: 30th Jul 2019

This vacancy is now closed

Our client is looking for a Cost Accountant for their growing team based in Somerset.

This role is a key position in the Finance Team and will work across the Company on all cost control elements ensuring accuracy and that costs for the company's products and services are allocated according to corporate procedures and in compliance with financial accounting standards

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee Production and Project costings including Supply Chain
  • Track variances and report to FD accordingly
  • Budget setting and tracking
  • Work with Commercial team on price lists and discount structures and track to ensure adherence
  • Support Managers on budget management across the Company and cost control
  • Participate in budget development of proposed projects to ensure consistent and optimal project budget development
  • Responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of monthly cash flow forecasting for all projects.
  • Responsible for coordinating the timely preparation of annual budget forecasts for all projects
  • Develop enhanced project management financial reports to assist project management
  • To shadow/cover Finance Manager
  • Manage project costs and margin control with Projects Team


  • CIMA Certified or Chartered Accountant Qualified with post-qualification experience - desirable
  • AAT level 3/4 and keen to study CIMA or similar - Essential 
  • Excellent communication skills - written & verbal
  • Able to multi task and handle pressure
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills required.
  • Experience using multiple accounting systems
  • Experience using financial report writer tools
  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff and management with varying degrees of financial knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills and an attention/eye for detail required and high level of accuracy
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility required to successfully accommodate deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in an often-fluid environment.
  • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills
  • Hardworking and committed to the role
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ambitious and deadline driven
  • Ability to think about and improve processes

If you think you have the experience needed and ideally have worked in a Manufacturing environment then please apply

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