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Cost Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client, a manufacturing entity based in Thika is seeking to hire a Cost Accountant.

Responsibilities
  • The cost accountant position is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities.
  • Analyze manufacturing variances generated from manufacturing operation activities.
  • Understanding of standard cost systems.
  • Familiar with manufacturing operation and cost drivers of potential variances.
  • Analyze actual manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards.
  • Help the Plant Controller coordinate plant monthly production financial forecasts, manufacturing goals and objectives, financial reconciliations, reports and analysis for plant management and cost control reporting and recommendations. 
  • Monitor and provide suggestions to support continuous improvement of manufacturing facility productivity.
  • Compile and analyze manufacturing metrics and performance reporting, providing operational insights to manufacturing and company management.
  • Provide analysis on capital expenditures.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the factory ERP; ensure data integrity and consistency to optimize plant information systems.
  • Monthly reconciliation of selected balance sheet accounts.
  • Fixed asset accounting.
  • Support audit requests.
Competencies Sought
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to improve current processes and create efficiencies.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments in timely and accurate manner.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • 8 years of related accounting and business experience, of which two years are as a cost accountant in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, preferred.
  • Strong cost systems background and excellent analytical skills with sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards, preferred.
  • Experience with ERP systems required.
Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s to executivesearch@humantalentrecruit.com not later than 14th September 2015. 


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