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Cost Accountant / Controller - EXPIRED

Job Title: Cost Accountant / Controller - EXPIRED
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterlee
Salary: £28k - 38k per year
Duration: Permanent
REF: BC Cost Acc
Contact Name: Zoe Moran
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description - EXPIRED

My client, the worlds leaders in the design and manufacture of exhaust gas control systems for on/off highway and marine diesel engines are looking to recruit an experienced Cost Accountant/Controller, due to continued business growth, who can work within the Finance Department and Purchasing Department to assist with business growth going forward.


  • Further develop cost accounting systems for the business unit
  • Analyse and attribute variable and fixed costs to the respective cost accounts
  • Track and maintain standard cost compared to actual cost and moving average cost
  • Inventory management/reporting – Valuation, KPIs, stock turns, forecasts, perpetual programs, stock accuracy
  • Conduct product profit margin analysis (sales revenue vs. cost of sales, variable costs and fixed costs)
  • Ensure the accuracy of plant product cost criteria (i.e. material, labour, factory overhead, etc
  • Prepare regular reports for internal stakeholders
  • Maintain annual standard calculations for material, labour, and overhead
  • Assist in internal auditing schedule of sales orders, purchase orders, expense reports, accounting documents, inventory transactions
  • Management of the annual physical inventory, providing analysis and explanations for fluctuations in inventory balances
  • Liaising with external auditors on all matters concerning inventory & product cost etc
  • Reconciliation of inventory movements by customer / product line
  • Control & maintenance of detailed product cost matrix
  • Ensure alignment of ERP system costs with the above
  • Participation in quotation calculations and business case preparations
  • Monthly product cost/profit forecasts aligned with sales (inc currency impacts)
  • Tooling project cost / contribution control


  • Hold a relevant finance qualification
  • Must hold at least 3 years experience within Accounts and Finance
  • Must hold at least 3 years experience of working in an automotive/engineering environment
  • Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of Excel / MS-Office, with experience of ERP systems
  • Must have very good English/communication skills (oral and written)


  • £28,000 - £38,000 based on experience + 3% Pension Scheme
  • 20 days holiday annually + 8  days statutory 
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday & Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:00am - 2:30pm Friday (39hr week) 

Ref: BC Cost Acc | Published: 08th Sep 2017

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