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Cost Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 80K)

Cost Accountant

Industry: Service / Retail / Water

Location: Nairobi

Salary: Ksh 80,000 gross

Our client is a pioneer supplier of state-of-the-art bottle-free water coolers for businesses in East Africa.

They seek to hire a Cost Accountant

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establishing and updating Standard costs of manufactured and purchased items
  • Ensuring minimal variance between actual and standard costs
  • 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 Cost of Sales, Budgets and Inventories Cash Flow Budget
  • Modeling of costs and sales data for purposes of decision making by management
  • Evaluate Input costs, Work-In-Progress costs, Sales cost
  • Verification of fixed assets and project evaluations
  • Reviewing and analyzing weekly and monthly operating costs against budget
  • Analyzing any significant variances in costs
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
  • Report on breakeven points by products, work centers, and factories
  • Report on margins by product and division
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests
  • Perform cost accumulation tasks

Qualifications & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/ Finance
  • CMA/ CPA/ ACCA qualification is mandatory
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience handling cost accounting
  • Experience in interpreting and analyzing financial data is essential
  • High numeric abilities
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to read, interpret data and create reports and presentations as required.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must demonstrate people management abilities

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Cost Accountant- Ksh 80K gross) to before 11th July, 2014

Kindly indicate your current/last salary on your CV

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