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


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, 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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