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108061 - Senior Cost Accountant - Cork

Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Cork
Date: 22/05/2020
Job Reference: 108061
Contact Name: Helga Reeves
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Job Description

Senior Cost Accountant - Cork - 108061
Senior Cost Accountant
Our Client a Leading Multinational in Cork are currently looking to recruit Senior Cost Accountant for their Manufacturing Operation.

Key responsibilities:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position will be responsible for key areas of the Annual Standards Setting process and will play a lead role in the Planning & Analysis activities of the Finance Department ensuring our Business Partners have timely & relevant information to effectively plan and control the business operations.
  • Site lead on Annual Standard Costing process for the Cork Site.
    • Co-ordination of the Annual Standard Setting Process ensuring Standards rolled accurately and on time
    • Working closely with the Global sourcing to ensure accurate Material Pricing and analysis of same by Product, BU and Division.
    • Manage the co-ordination of the review of Standard Times across each Line Team and BU at detailed product level with the Financial Analyst and BPI group.
    • Calculate the labour and overhead absorption rates by Product, BU and Division
    • Provide support to the Finance Analyst in the calculation of the Scrap / Yield budget by Product, BU and Division
    • Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.
    • New product introduction: Work as part of cross functional teams to establish full product costing for new products introduced to the Cork Facility
    • Mentor and train Finance team members on all aspects of Standard Cost setting
  • Provide information on key metrics for the site to support decision making and strategic planning.
    • Participation in and coordination of the Management Accounting month end close process
    • Variance analysis and review of the impact of cost movements by Product, BU and Division;
    • Ensure month end results & reports issued are accurate and reconcile to core systems (SAP etc.)
    • Inventory Valuation and control
    • Responsible for ensuring Inventory is valued correctly and in line with Corporate policies.
    • Ensure adequate physical control of Inventory through cycle count policies and procedures.
    • Co-ordination of quarterly EE&O process with Logistics resulting in calculation, analysis and presentation of results to site leadership
  • Maintain internal controls in line with Corporate policies, internal procedures, SOX and GAAP
  • Work collaboratively with BU to develop a real and active partnership between Finance and the Business
    • Be a trusted advisor, influence and add value to decision making while driving accountability within the business
    • Partner with BU & Core Teams at Cork, understand the business needs, support their requirements in terms of Management Information and develop their understanding & ownership of Core Metrics;
    • Be comfortable assessing risk and working with ambiguity
    • Coordination of Scorecards and Flash Reports both weekly & monthly;
    • Provide Finance for Non Finance training and Financial support to Business Units – be a translator between Finance and the business
    • Identify and deliver ongoing improvements to finance processes.
  • Involvement in projects both local and corporate as required.

Educational Requirements:
  • Qualified Accountant with 3-5 years of strong relevant experience in Financial Planning & Costing within a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Well organised, self-motivated person with the ability to operate on own initiative
  • Attention to detail & ability to manage complex and high volume work load
  • Manages Execution, strong leadership & influencing skills
  • Highly adaptable solution orientated individual
  • Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative environment
For further information on this Executive Administrator role in please contact Helga Reeves on 0868168298 /
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