Cost Accountant

Full Time Permanent

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Prime Appointments are pleased to be working with a company based in Earls Colne who require a Cost Accountant to join their growing team. This is newly created permanent position paying £45,000 – £55,000 depending on experience and working a 37.5-hour week Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm (timings open to negotiation).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a growing global company in a stand-alone role for the Colchester base. This role will be reporting into a liaising the Head of Finance who is USA based.

Main duties for this Cost Accountant will include but are not limited to:

Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organisation
Analyse and recommend costs and cost savings
Prepare and complete internal cost audits
Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements
Analyse the data collected and log a detailed record of the results
Analyse any changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost
Analyse manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
Make estimates of new and proposed product costs
Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services
Assist in audits and general ledger preparation
Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program
Overseeing and analysing cost expenditures and purchases within the organisation
Review services and goods, record data, and make recommendations about cost-efficient and financially feasible cost options
Key Skills & Attributes needed to be considered for this position:

Detail oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure, and deliver on tight deadlines
This is a new varied role and will suit a highly motivated and self-driven person with the ability to multitask
Confident, professional, and meticulous with a keen interest in the cost-efficient operations of the organisation
Outstanding presentation and report-writing skills, with the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
3-5 years of Cost Accounting and Gross Margin related experience (essential) in a manufacturing background
Professional Accountancy Qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) or studying towards
Sound understanding of accounting principles
Solid cost systems background
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
Meticulous attention to detail with superb organisational skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent report-writing, communication, and IT skills
Ability to travel
Great Benefits to working here include:

25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Health care
Opportunity for 1 day per week from home (after probation this could go to 2 days although keen for an on-site presence)If you feel like you meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for this Cost Accountant position please apply with your CV. #accountsjobs