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Cost Accountant Job in Kenya

Cost Accountant

Sameer Africa Limited
, a leading manufacturer and provider of tyres solutions with offices in Nairobi and with operations within the COMESA Region has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled & resourceful, candidate to fill the above position:-

Main purpose of the job

Implement and maintain accurate product costs, prices, and profit margins.

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-

  • Establishing and updating Standard costs of manufactured and purchased items, and ensuring minimal variance between actual and standard costs.
  • Implementing the overhead absorption rates, product routings, operation rates and surcharge rates.
  • Advising on product profitability and pricing structures, evaluating sanctions and monitoring contract prices renewals.
  • Preparation of financial reports for decision making including the Monthly Budget Control Report (MBCR), Cost of Sales Budgets and Inventories Cash Flow Budget.
  • Modelling of costs and sales data for purposes of decision making by management.
  • Participate in Work-In-Process, Engineering Stocks and Finished Stocks periodic stock take exercises verification of fixed assets and project evaluations.
  • Reviewing and analysing weekly and monthly operating costs against budget and analysing any significant variances.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting/ Finance or a related business field
  • A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or qualified Accountant (CPA(K), / ACCA or equivalent) and be a member of ICPAK
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in a manufacturing environment preferably a comparable role
  • Good working knowledge of ERP systems – working knowledge of SAP Version 6.0 will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Customs procedures and the EA Customs Management Act
  • Sound knowledge in internal controls, and management reporting
  • A team player with excellent communication skills, Attention to detail, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • High standards of ethics and values
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed CV's to the following Address

The Head of Human Resources
Sameer Africa Limited
P.O. BOX 30429- 00100, NAIROBI, 

Or through e-mail:

Kindly indicate your telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be current or a previous employer. 

Interested candidates will also be required to indicate their current and expected remuneration. 

The position should be clearly indicated as the subject of the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is 29th June 2012

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