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Cost Accountant - Permanent (20749)
N/A Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire 320 Days Ago
Posted: 10-04-2019
25,000-27,000 - 25,000-27,000 Per Annum
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Accounts & Finance
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

Candidate Requirements:

  • CIMA/ACCA part qualified
  • Ideally FMCG and a complex business environment
  • Marketing and pricing structure experience
  • Operational experience
  • Proven report development skills
  • Proven modelling skills
  • Analytical with acute attention to detail
  • Understanding of commercial aspects of a business
  • Organization and change management experience
  • Strong advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to research, interpret, compile and present data

Job Description:

Our forward thinking, successful client is seeking a Cost Accountant who can provide comprehensive support to the Financial Director with responsibility for accurate and timely business analysis. They are a leading supplier within their specialist field and offer fantastic benefits within a warm and friendly working environment.


The Cost Accountant will provide comprehensive support to the group. Duties will include:


  • Development and maintenance of group and business entity KPI’s
  • Financial Modelling to include Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Development and maintenance of cost reports
  • Development of in-house reporting tools
  • Analysis of customer profitability, product profitability, customer & product mix, margin reporting
  • Analyis of foreign exchange impact on trade
  • Analysis of flash reporting sales/margin
  • To evaluate the successes of current processes and the cost of proposed projects, including deals
  • Evaluate margin impact of credits issue and operational processes, customer and product volume/mix
  • Month end margin reconciliation within 2-day deadline including trading and operational impacts
  • To take responsibility for preparation, presentation and organisation of a monthly margin meeting to cover all areas of the business
  • Evaluate timing and benefit of promotional buy in activity
  • Prepare 'What if' and ‘breakeven points’ analysis for proposed trading activity
  • Develop processes to collect data analysis to be reported and presented by Commercial Support
  • To complete detailed financial analysis in all areas of the business
  • Product of monthly Group Board Packs
  • Preparation of Quarterly Rolling Forecast Templates to include cost analysis
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