11 Jan '18
Cost & Management Accountant

Finance, KwaZulu Natal KZN - North Coast

R 20 000 - R 30000 Monthly

Our client based on the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal (Approx 100 KM north of Durban) is looking for a Cost and Management Accountant in the Manufacturing sector.

To provide costing and financial services to the company by performing the following core tasks; management accounting services; capital expenditure evaluations, monthly management account reporting, process audits, assist in budget and forecasting process / adhoc costing queries/projects requested by management and other service departments. 

Manufacturing Accounting Services


  • Prepare manufacturing journals
  • Recoveries, finished goods and raw material journals
  • Investigate and analyse the material usage variance and implement necessary controls
  • Reconciliation and balancing of general ledger to inventory stock reports at month end and inventory adjustments
  • Reporting on the variances between departmental expenditures and recoveries



Capital Expenditure evaluations


  • Assist departments, predominantly production departments with capital expenditure evaluations taking cognizance of payback periods and discounted cash flows
  • Assist in decision making process as to whether the project is financially viable and determines the variables that triggers the viability of the project



Budgets and other costing queries


  • Assist managers to resolve costing queries relating to the costing of products
  • Review cost benefit of overtime against recovery – adhoc feasibility studies and other duties as required by financial manager
  • Assist financial manager in preparation of the budgets



Standards, Procedures and Administration


  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Ensure confidentiality of information is maintained at all times
  • Ensure all administration and documentation is presented in a neat and professional manner


  • Ensure understanding and application of all relevant policies and procedures set out in the QMS as may be appropriate



Safety, Health, Environment and Housekeeping


  • Adhere to all laid down Company safety policies and OHS act
  • Ensure that the work environment, equipment, furniture is maintained and kept in an orderly manner





  • Ensure an understanding of departmental budget, as may be applicable and apply a practice of cost control




  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting as may be applicable to the respective KPA’s for the position





Ensure compliance with Company policy and procedures and legislative acts


-         B.Comm (Accounting, Management accounting)

-         Pref. registered with Professional Body, CIMA / SAIPA

-         Knowledge of Microsoft Word – Intermediate to Advance Excel

-         Knowledge of Pastel Evolution or similar ERP system


  • Min.5 years relevant costing and financial experience in a manufacturing environment
  • A working knowledge of absorption costing is essential


-         Good communication skills.

-         Planning and control

-         Self-motivation

-         Multi tasks with minimum supervision

-         Team working and personal impact

-         Able to work independently

-         Ability to work under pressure

-         Attention to detail

Knowledge about accounting principals

Other Benefits: Medical aid, provident fund, 13th cheque

Ad Visible Until: 10 February 2018
Ref: DBN000169/JG

Vacancy Type: Permanent