We have a vacancy for a Plant Controller with the following requirements and responsibilities :
B Com Accounting with articles or CIMA
Knowledge & Experience Required :
5 years experience in a costing environment within a manufacturing plant
Proven experience with at least 2 cost savings projects
At least two year’s experience as an Accounting Manager
Good intercultural skills
Key Performance Areas :
KPAs include, but are not limited to, the following
Improve cost accounting processes
Establishes and maintains cost accounting procedures for the SA plant
Ensures that financial controls are in place throughout the plant that are consistent with group policy and are actively enforced.
This includes, but is not limited to, procedures for accounting cut-off.
Performs monthly cost closing activities, as well as additional quarterly and year-end schedules.
Oversee the process of establishing standard costs, which includes an analysis of raw material costs, labor costs, and overhead rates.
Update standard cost as requested by Corporate.
Compile a summary analysis of the annual standard cost change's impact
Prepare and reviews cost estimates for new products and product changes as requested.
Assist with product costing projects as needed by conducting analysis of product pricing breakdowns.
Assist the commercial and pricing teams with product cost information.
Monthly summary and analysis of material variances
Perform soft close forecasting monthly for material variance estimations and provide summary analysis
Material variance forecast for AOP
Assist the production teams, financial controller, and management team with financial matters.
Develop an annual budget and track / measure subsequent performance on all factory expense accounts.
Maintain accurate monthly management accounts, which include all expenses and labor costs.
Submit daily purchase requisitions for the plant and approve Onbase / Tangra invoices.
Compile monthly reporting packages for distribution to the production team, local management, and corporate.
Assist in and supervise physical inventories (RM, WIP, and Engineering stores) and subsequent analysis on a monthly and annual basis, as required.
Monthly E&O calculation of raw material inventory
Report on capital expenditures spent versus approved budget
Support and management of fixed asset inventory count over a five-year cycle
Coordinate and oversee APDP (Automotive Production Development Program) duty drawback claim procedures by compiling and submitting information to SASFIN.
Supervise subsequent audits of this process by external auditors.
Capture HR controlling data into FIRE.
Liaise with human resources regarding employee cost centers to ensure an accurate breakdown of variable and fixed costs.
Compile a report on hours worked for the plant manager
Completion and submission of the scorecard for the plant
Contribute to cost-cutting calculations
Update cost savings into SPRINT
Update NQC reporting tool
Prepare and submit plant KPI's in Sharepoint