Job Description

Cost Accountant - County Cavan

Ref No: AM17851

County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Cost Accountant - County Cavan.

In this role you will be accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities.
The Cost Accountant must also construct and monitor those cost-effective data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.
This is an excellent opportunity that will report directly to the CFO but will require the successful candidate to work closely with the manufacturing teams across the business.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:
• Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity 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.
• Analysing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
• Provide business analyst support to manufacturing departments to assist in goal achievements and cost reduction projects.
• Making estimates of new and proposed product costs.
• Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles.
• Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
• Analyse capital budgeting proposals.
• Set out standard work processes, visual management boards and other lean processes within finance.
• Lead by influence and strong communication across the company on cost management and awareness.

Interested applicants should have:
• Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA)
• Previous experience in a similar accounting role

• Advanced Excel User.
• Previous SAP experience would be an advantage (not essential).
• Strong organisational and planning skills with ability to prioritise effectively.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, management skills, strong work ethic, consensus gathering skills & organizational skills.


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