Cost Accountant

Reed Accountancy
£35,000 per annum
02 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Eve Fellows, the part qualified and senior specialist for reed accountancy is working closely with a Telford based Manufacturing business who seek a Cost Accountant.

Working closely with their customer to ensure they deliver value for money, effective sustainable solutions for now and the future. They pride themselves on many years’ experience working in the industry and have deliver to numerous multi-million pound projects, the likes of which you are likely to have come across as these are household names.

The role:
The position encompasses a hands on role to run and manage all aspects of factory accounting with a small team of assistants and key functions involve the following :
• Daily cash management and reporting on debt collections
• Accurately capturing all factory costs through timely processing of operative/agency labour, verification and authorisation of timesheets, monitor purchase ledger and subcontract accounts.
• Timely raising of invoices
• Undertake credit control function for chasing outstanding invoices and resolving queries.
• Preparation of month end value, cost and profit figures and undertake valuation of working-progress, cost accruals and over-applications at month-end;
• Reporting to management on the financial performance of the unit and analyse contracts
• Preparation of month-end management accounts and cash forecast.
• Monthly reconciliation of all nominal ledger control accounts for the region.
• Step in and handle all transaction processing for holiday cover in all areas of accounting of the factory accounts.
• Handle administration functions including ordering stationery and supervising reception desk.
• Ensuring all internal controls & procedures are followed as laid out in the financial procedures manual of the company.
• Prepared to undertake any other duties as required

The Successful candidate will be / have:
• Proven supervisory skills, team building and motivation
• Working knowledge of the Manufacturing or a Construction Industry
• Good oral and written communications skills
• Skill to combine accounting rigour with practical business requirement
• Be self-motivated and results driven
• IT systems experience and aptitude
• Ability and willingness to learn new skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong organisational skills
• Proactive approach to identify and resolve issues
• Preferably Partly qualified with ACA / ACCA / CIMA
• Hands on experience in a similar position – It is essential you have previous cost accountant exposure

The package:
Alongside a competitive salary this business offer an early finish on a Friday, a generous holiday allowance, onsite parking & other addition benefits, further information to be provided upon application.

Should you wish to be considering for this wonderful opportunity, please email your CV directly to

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