Cost Accountant – Cork Permanent

Job Title: Cost Accountant – Cork Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Neg
REF: RFT122267LK
Contact Name: Laurentina kennedy
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Job Published: over 6 years ago

Job Description

Senior Cost Accountant – Cork Permanent

Our Client is recruiting a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Cost Accountant Reporting to the Finance Manager this position will have a broad role as a business partner to Production and Support functions. The position will be responsible for key areas of the Annual Standards Setting process and will play a lead role in the Planning and Analysis activities of the Finance Department ensuring our Business Partners have timely and relevant information to effectively plan and control our business.  


Key Responsibilities:

Lead Annual Standard Costing process for the Cork Site. 

Duties to include:

Co-ordination of the Annual Standard Setting Process ensuring Standards rolled accurately and on time; manages the co-ordination of the review of Standard Times across each Line Team and BU at detailed product level with the Financial Analyst and BPI group.

Working closely with the Logistics Dept. to ensure accurate Material Pricing and analysis of same by Product, BU and Division.

Responsible for the calculation of the Scrap / Yield budget by Product, BU and Division

Variance analysis and review of  the impact of  cost movements by Product, BU and Division;

Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.


Provide information on key metrics for the site to support decision making and strategic planning.

Duties to include:

Participation in and coordination of the Management Accounting month end close process

Ensure month end results & reports issued are accurate and reconcile to core systems (SAP etc.)

Provide Business Support to the PV Business Unit

Responsibility for Scrap Reporting & Scorecards and review of Production Yield with the BU’s and Core Teams.



Responsible for ensuring Inventory is valued correctly and in line with corporate policies.

Ensure adequate physical control of Inventory through cycle count policies and procedures.

Co-ordination of quarterly EE and O process with Logistics resulting in calculation, analysis and presentation of results to site leadership


New product introduction:

Work as part of cross functional teams to establish full product costing for new products introduced to the Cork Facility


Drive accountability within the business and improve information flow between Finance and business partners.

Duties to include:

Partner with BU & Core Teams at Cork with to support  their requirements in terms of Management Information and develop their understanding and ownership of Core Metrics; Coordination of Scorecards and Flash Reports both weekly and monthly;

Smooth operation of CR Process throughout the year;

Providing direct Financial support to Logistics and Engineering Teams.

Identify and deliver ongoing improvements to finance processes.

Involvement in projects both local and corporate as required. 


Educational Requirements: 

Qualified Accountant with 3-5 years of strong relevant experience in Costing & Accounting principles; within a high volume manufacturing, (preferably hi-tech) environment.

Third Level Qualification

A recognised professional accounting qualification

Excellent Financial ERP system knowledge ( SAP a distinct advantage)

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and proficient in other MS Office applications.


For further information on this QA Specialist position please contact Laurentina Kennedy 0n 01 2302400. Check out all our open jobs on our Recruitment  website:
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