Cost Accountant

2022-09-21 12:44:022022-10-17TARCG
Job TypeContract or Temp
AreaEngland, UKEnglandUK
SectorBusiness & Administration - Assistants and Executives
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserEmma Meyer
Job Ref1317202
Location: Filton – (hybrid working 60% onsite and 40% WFH)
Hours:Standard 35 hours per week (working 4.5 days between the hours of 7am – 7pm, hours agreed at business discretion)
*Would consider part time hours 3 or 4 days per week*

The UK Cost Accountant role works within the UK Cost Accounting team. The UK Cost Accounting team, based in Filton, is responsible for the data quality and submissions of the financial information utilised for P&L reporting for the UK activity, as well as the inventory position on the Balance Sheet. This enables the team to gain an interesting top level view of all financials for the UK and the business drivers that sit behind the numbers.
The Cost Accounting team are also responsible for ensuring the financial flows in the financial systems are accurate and derive the correct output for management and financial reporting. This Cost Accountant role requires confidence in the SAP system and a logical mind set to be able to interrogate the system.
The Cost Accounting team works well together, to support each other to share understanding and help each other out to deliver as one team. There is a great collective team spirit in an enjoyable environment to work in.
The key areas of responsibility are:
1. Support the team in relation to month end closing activity, including reconciliations, data trend analysis, data quality checks and journal entry.
2. Support with external audit requirements. Review and assess the internal controls within Cost Accounting to ensure they are robust. Identify and propose improvements to the controls.
3. Investigation of variances, clearance and resolution of issues at source.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.
The ideal candidate for the role should be able to demonstrate 2 key dimensions;
1) technical skills in SAP and business warehouse tools to work with and interrogate large datasets to give meaning to the numbers.
2) Strong team working skills and adaptability to flex where the requirements are. The ability to understand processes quickly and confidently take ownership.
The key characteristics / skills required are:
¤ Understanding of cost allocation methods and accounting flows (stock, cost centre, booking codes)
¤ SAP investigation ability
¤ Excellent Excel skills - large volume of data interrogation required
¤ Business warehouse data extraction experience
¤ Google applications (Sheets etc)
¤ Team player - within the team and with multifunctional teams
¤ Self-driven - to investigate and resolve issues in conjunction with the business to a suitable conclusion.
¤ Attention to detail
¤ Logical
¤ Ability to prioritise and organise workload
¤ Autonomous
¤ Adaptable
¤ Inquisitive mindset - to identify and investigate issues
¤ Lean mindset - to approach a process / problem in a streamlined way to improve the process
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