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Job Description

Full Time - Monday to Friday

A well-established manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham is seeking an experienced Cost Accountant who will work closely with the Sales and Purchasing departments to ensure profitability is met on new and existing business. You will also be responsible for providing sales staff with cost estimates.

Day to day duties will include the following:
Assist the Finance Function where necessary in maintaining integrity in costs held within the system.
Provide Sales Team with costs/GM% for quotes to new business to customers using inhouse systems.
Review GM% post shipping of new business to check whether GM% has changed, establish reasons why and suggest corrective action to improve.
Monitor Customer order quantities against original forecast/commitment and bring any material differences to the attention of Sales and Purchasing for discussion with the customer.
Work with Purchasing and Sales to ensure relevant information is collated and reviewed to enable the business to make commercially sound commitments on Purchase Orders.
Review assembly and test times on the system to establish and agree new and existing products with manufacturing.
Review change of Price Authorisation Forms raised by Purchasing Department for current and standard costs.
Assist the Financial Controller on the preparation of CAR forms where necessary to ensure documentation is comprehensively reviewed and completed.
Monitor low or negative GM% lines by customer order/shipment and make recommendations for improvement actions.
Review and analyse GM trends, making recommendations for improvement actions where appropriate.
Conduct monthly margin reviews, identifying trends and communicating via regular monthly Margin Improvement meetings.
Carry out ad hoc projects within the Finance Department as required.
Provide support during annual Budgeting process and with ad-hoc modelling of reports as required.

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:
Educated to degree level in business associated discipline or QBE in a similar role and company.
CIMA preferred, but not essential.
Experienced in working in a high volume, high pressured manufacturing environment, preferably with an engineering background.
Proven experience in making sound commercial decisions using analytical tools and opinions.
Used to working across a variety of departments and interacting with sales, purchasing and technical personnel with the ability to positively challenge decisions and argue with confidence.
Experienced in the use of MRP systems although training will be provided.
Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, preferably an advanced user of Excel.
Experience of working in a multi-currency environment with overseas customers and suppliers
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