Cost Accountant

Page Personnel Finance
£30,000 - £39,999
22 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Page Personnel are working with a Global Manufacturing brand to recruit a Cost management accountant. Joining a well established business in a busy accountancy function, this is an excellent opportunity based in the Wirral.

Client Details

This client is a global provider and a market leader within its sector. With numerous facilities across Europe this business is constantly growing. The business's UK head office is based in the Wirral, with over 8,500 employees they serve customers in 100+ countries.


This Cost Management Accountant role will be responsible for the following:

Inventory Management
  • Ensure standard costing is applied to inventory items, updating items for BOM amendments on a weekly basis and revaluations when required
  • Review monthly material costs filed for changes and inconsistencies

Weekly & Month End Reporting
  • Production of inventory valuation reports & analysis
  • Production of stock provisioning reports & analysis
  • production of material and production variance reports & analysis
  • publication of month end reporting pack
  • production & publication of the weekly finance report, including weekly sales.
  • Update data in BW stock, production volume and cost centre cubes

Reconciliation of data between reporting systems
  • Reconciliations of sales, cost of sales and manufacturing costs on a weekly basis between SAP / BW
  • Able to identify the causes of discrepancies between BW & SAP and resolve the root cause of the problem

Data integrity
  • Ensure the data held in BW and SAP has integrity and is maintained in a timely fashion with any issues identifies and resolves
  • Ensure that the structure of the database is optimised and is working optimally

Development of reporting tools
  • Proactively develop more efficient reporting across financial control


The successful candidate will require the following:
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment, using integrated ERP systems
  • Project management skills to manage change
  • Ability to work in a structured manner
  • Analysis and evaluation of data produced to understand implications and implement the corrective actions required where necessary
  • able to work in process orientated environment
  • willing to work remotely in order to complete tasks within agreed time frames and may need to be completed when other people are not using the reporting systems
  • knowledge of ERP systems, business warehouse databases, forecasting tools e.g. Cognos planner, excel, Access (design and implement applications), database management
  • Part qualified accounting qualification, knowledge of financial / management accounting with practical experience, developed system skills, implementing reporting improv's
  • Demonstrate experience of implementing reporting improvements

Job Offer

This Cost Management Accountant role will offer:
  • £35,000 - £40,000k
  • 25 days annual leave (8 days public holiday)
  • Pension
  • on - going training
  • health care
  • childcare vouchers
  • cycle to work scheme
  • on site parking