Ref - Cost Accountant – £30k – £35k + benefits

Cost Accountant

​The role of the Cost Accountant will be to be the key point of contact for product costings within the business. They will work closely with the business’ operational teams and become proficient in understanding raw material, yields, labour and other direct costs to ensure that standards reflect true cost of manufacture and despatch. The role is working for a well regarded company in Lincoln which offers a generous package, modern offices, and also a good work-life balance

The Role

Preparation of costings for new (NPD) and existing (EPD) products, to include:

  • Raw material and Ingredients costs (inclusive of waste)
  • Transfer costs between the Fresh and Prepared sites
  • Labour, haulage and packaging
  • Allocation of fixed and variable overhead
  • Assist with the budgeting and forecasting processes:
  • Ingredients spend using individual sku level recipes
  • Direct labour, haulage and packaging to sku level across multiple customers and sites
  • Generation of customer level P&Ls with individual sku level detail to contribution profit level

Operational financial support:

  • Ensure each of the sites (Fresh and Prepared) understand their budgeted standard costs and the key assumptions which underpin them
  • Provide updated standard costs to factories (NPD/EPD) to enable live information to be captured within ERP systems
  • Work with key stakeholders to understand weekly/monthly variances to standard
  • Support key stakeholders (Directors, GMs, Operations Managers) to identify and understand ares for operational improvement to beat standard costs
  • Analyse and understand the implications of volume (tonnes and packs) on direct costs

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Must have previous costing experience
  • Part-qualified/Qualified Accountant
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • FMCG/Manufacturing business experience
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