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Cost Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Summary: Our client is one of the largest food manufacturing companies that has been in existence for more 30 years in the East African market. 

They are committed to surpassing their consumer’s expectations and promoting excellence in their operations. 

They are seeking to hire a results driven Cost Accountant for their operations in Nairobi. 
Purpose of the job: Reporting to the Finance Director; the incumbent will contribute to the Company’s strategic and operational goals by analysing, evaluating the processes and advise on remedial actions. 

He/she will be involved in costing right from raw material selection until the price determination level.   

Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Review and audit the Bill of Materials (BOM) to ensure it captures critical product requirements.
  • Analyse actual labour, material, and overhead cost against Standard/Budget, explain variances and prepare reports.
  • Develop new labour and overhead rates, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts and investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues.
  • Support internal controls implementing in operations, sales, engineering, manufacturing and finance.
  • Prepare, analyse and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand, by customer type and collateral reporting.
  • Review and analyse inventory and margin reports with to product cost and profitability.
  • Prepare cost estimates for new products and product changes.
  • Work with the Materials Review Board to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory.
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward.
  • A business degree from a recognised University.
  • At least five (5) years experience in cost accounting preferably in a manufacturing plant
  • Inventory experience is also essential.
  • Experience building teams with the ability to build relationships, work well with all levels of associates, provide hands- on assistance when required, and identify differing priorities and multi task in a fast paced environment.
  • A self starter, results oriented, with strong interpersonal communication, analytical, organisational, teamwork and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to see the larger picture and be able to recognize the steps to move the organisation forward.
  • Working knowledge of the relevant accounting regulations.
How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Closing Date: Friday 3rd October 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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