Lead Cost Controller
Communicate Recruitment: Finance 3
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago
source : Executive Placements

Minimum Requirements :

  • CA(SA) OR CIMA Completed
  • 8 years experience in the FMCG or Manufacturing industry
  • Operational experience is essential
  • System experience on Oracle / SAP
  • Minimum 3 years experience in supervisory role
  • Responsibilities :

  • Setting, uploading and monitoring standard costs (using a fully absorbed, activity-based model) with the assistance of procurement and operations.
  • Accurate and timeous loading of new and amended bill of materials
  • Reporting weekly on factory performance for the current month
  • Reviewing and following up on open orders, long outstanding orders.
  • Perform month-end accruals, cut-off transactions, reallocations and validation of accounts for the period close on a monthly basis.
  • Pro-actively manage variances on a daily basis with the cost analyst, escalating to site
  • management for action, in order to minimize losses
  • Perform monthly reporting and validation of material variances, under and over recoveries and continuous improvement projects
  • Report on and assist department heads with cost control, budgeting and forecasting
  • Ensure full transparency of costs and financial impact to the organization of major or strategic decisions relating to the factory or cluster of responsibility
  • Ensure that capital and operating expenditure and other scenario-based calculations are properly investigated, detailed and yield the expected returns.
  • Ensure that internal controls at the unit are adequate, regularly monitored, compliant with standard operating procedures and to assist with preparation and support during audits and self-assessments.
  • Seek for and support cost improvement opportunities, be an active contributor to improvement projects and initiatives, validate and review proposed savings.
  • Reconcile and validate inventory, fixed assets and related balance sheet accounts.
  • Attend stock takes and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures including assisting with the authorization of inventory write-off
  • Provide ongoing guidance and support to cost accountants within your manufacturing cluster including the review and timeous delivery of outputs within your team.
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