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Cost Accountant

  • Job reference: 924995
  • Location: Scottish Borders
  • Salary: GBP35000 - GBP45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance
  • Date posted: 13/05/2019

The Role

An excellent interim opportunity has come to market for an experienced Cost Accountant looking to join a market leading manufacturing company based in the scenic Scottish Borders. The key purpose of this role is to provide a management accounting service to the business, providing production management with information and analysis to improve the quality of decision making.

Key Responsibilities

  • Production of product costing valuations to agreed time targets.
  • Manage routine reporting to agreed time targets.
  • Maintain and manage the costing infrastructure: Labour rates, overhead rates and methods of apportionment.
  • Manage the cost accounting month end on SAP ensuring required control and update reports are run correctly.
  • Control the update of standard purchase prices.
  • Contribute to annual budget, quarterly forecasts and other business plans.
  • Support the provision of information to group controlling function.
  • Provide a financial appraisal for all significant Capex.
  • Provide agreed inputs to finance team for monthly management accounts.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Part qualified/newly qualified accountant - CIMA/ACCA/CA
  • Experience in a similar accounting role, ideally within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel
  • Experienced in the use of SAP or other ERP system
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of cost accounting, MRP systems.
  • Ability to absorb and analyse data in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with staff of all levels, particularly non-financial staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with good written skills
  • Strong problem solving and financial analysis skills


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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