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Cost Accountant

Reference:
VAC-787
Sector:
Accountancy, Manufacturing & Production
Salary:
AED19,000 to AED21,000 Per Month
Town/City:
Dubai
Contract Type:
Permanent

We’re working with a Local Group which specialises in Manufacturing.  This role is newly created and offers an excellent opportunity to start-up the cost accounting function from scratch.

Your position would be based in the factory itself.  Previous experience of working as a factory cost accountant is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • The role involves overseeing costing related activities for two manufacturing facilities and involves the following major activities:
  • Maintaining cost accounting system. This involves periodic standard costing reviews and participation in related costing projects
  • Ongoing review of bills of material and routing
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labour
  • Analyzing data collected and recording results
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls
  • Assisting in month-end close of the general ledger
  • Participates in physical inventories and monitoring cycle count program
  • Participates in reconciliation of finished goods inventories

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of Cost Accounting in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting. Accounting qualification an advantage
  • Must have a strong cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills as well as sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Computer Literate – Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with Oracle or other ERP an advantage
  • Experience working with engineering or manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision

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