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Senior Project Accountant

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Senior Project Accountant

Location: Cape Town, South Africa Closing Date: 31/08/2022
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Qualification:

Relevant qualification in Project Costing and Management Accounting and certified CPA. MBA is strongly advantageous.

Experience:

At least 10 years of proven experience

  • with BI Reporting and Costing for a Multi-national /Group with subsidiary companies, preferably in the Manufacturing or Oil and Gas industry
  • Project Cost & Management Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and analysis

Key performance areas but not limited to the following

  • Provide financial, commercial, and analytical support to various departments and subsidiaries to ensure efficient project costing and manufacturing costing/ quotation/ sales processes
  • Conduct project and manufacturing financial and operational analysis reports on all relevant cost areas together with variances e.g., Raw material costings, Packaging cost, Production & yield analysis, cost of production, overhead etc
  • Guide, develop and maintain the project and cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organisations
  • Prepare, review and analysis of Weekly Management Accounts and maintain various relevant dashboards
  • Ensure the full stock control function within the organisation are delivering accurate reconciled information feeding into the management accounts
  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation
  • Management and development of costing staff to ensure optimisation of Key Performance Indicators
  • Manage costing-related system changes and system updates
  • Assist CFO with ad hoc projects
  • Analysing project and manufacturing operations, equipment availability and utilisation
  • Performing month-end cost accounting close
  • Maintaining cost accounting system and cost ledger
  • Performing life cycle cost-benefit analysis
  • Analysing inventory valuations
  • Monitoring unit cost variance
  • Preparing cost of goods sold and production reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly and annual project reporting in line with group reporting standards and deadlines
  • Defining various product and operational costs
  • Developing depreciation schedule
  • Implementing cost standards for materials and labour
  • Assistance in the preparation of the monthly reporting packages & other reports/inquiries from Head office
  • Interaction with other departments in order to resolve issues arising from postings
  • Management and reconciliation of group project accounts and follow-up on the intercompany mismatches if any
  • Evaluate manufacturing costs and prepares regular reports comparing standard predicted costs to actual project / production costs
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of projects, products or services
  • Make estimates of new and proposed project product costs
  • Assist in planning, developing, controlling, and forecasting the manufacturing budget
  • Assist management with building an annual manufacturing budget for the company.

 

Additional Skills required

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding team working/building abilities
  • Outstanding organisational and leadership abilities
  • Staff management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Ability to travel internationally and on short notice
  • Strong systems knowledge with Advanced Excel, Microsoft Business Intelligence Reporting, Microsoft D365 and ERP systems
  • Possess an analytical mindset for the purpose of solving problems using well-proven strategic approaches to identifying resolution
  • Attention to detail with excellent organisational skills and proven ability to handle multiple tasks/priorities
  • Clear credit record, clear career history with contactable references and must be an RSA citizen

A market-related package is on offer. The Company pays a Total Cost to Company Package.

Please forward your CV to vacancysa@uniquegroup.com, or deliver by hand to the HR office at Unique Group, 152 Gunner Circle, Epping, Cape Town, South Africa.
All applications must contain certified copies of relevant certificates and at least 3 contactable work references.
If you have not had any response in two weeks from the date of application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Closing date for submissions: 19 August 2022.
Preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups as per the company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan.

 

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