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Vacancy detail:    
Job ID:   4816
Job title:   Cost Accountant
Job type:   Permanent
Contract type:   All job types
Posted in category:    Accounting / Finance
Job location:    North East Area
Salary:   Negotiable
Date limit for applications   January 30 2019
Job description:  

All of our jobs are based in Louth/ Meath/ Cavan/ Monaghan/ North Dublin.

Job Title: Cost Accountant


Department: Finance

Reports to:  Chief Commercial Officer/Management & Project Accountant



Role Overview: 

With the company continuing its international growth both organically and by acquisition an opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious individual to join our Management Accounting Team.  This role will provide excellent career prospects and the opportunity to work within the international business environment. 

Working as part of a vibrant and enthusiastic Management Accounting Team you will develop and manage the preparation of group product costings, weekly group KPI reporting and quarterly group performance forecasting, with any ad hoc reporting as required.

Role Deliverables:


  •          Prepare and continually update robust product costings for the full range of current and any new products supplied to all of our customers
  •          Ongoing margin analysis, root cause of variances, identification and implementation of corrective actions to prevent repeat incidences
  •          Planning for contract negotiations with new and existing customers. Develop pricing strategies/plans with account managers
  •          Assist in preparation of annual sales budget
  •          Responsibility for supporting the European Commercial Team in the financial analysis of commercial performance, and in the preparation of financial information used for negotiations and decision-making, including pricing
  •          Work closely with the Commercial Team and the wider Finance Team to ensure that appropriate financial controls and procedures are in place to achieve maximisation of customer and overall net profit
  •          Analysis and reporting on revenue and volume in Ireland/UK/Holland and Germany
  •          Weekly sales forecast reporting UK/Irl/Holland and Germany
  •          Input and involvement into the strategy process and delivery of analysis to senior management
  •          Evaluate and manage customer incentive plans (add/maintain/expire rebates and trade promotions)


This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.


Competencies to perform the role:

This role requires the individual to:

  •          Be a self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team using their own initiative
  •          Have the ability to work to deadlines and in pressurised situations
  •          Understand the importance of attention to detail and accuracy
  •          Focused on presenting information professionally
  •          Be a Self-Motivator, with a keen interest in business and the economy
  •          Have strong interpersonal, communication and IT skills
  •          Have analytical curiosity
  •          Willingness to learn about the business



Experience and Qualifications

  •          Qualified/Part qualified cost accountant with some industry experience.
  •          Experience of providing insight and recommendations on profit/margin improvement to commercial teams
  •          Experience of working closely with the commercial function of a business supplying major retailers is desirable


Other Significant Role Requirements:


  •   An efficiency driven individual with a focus on providing accurate and timely information to decision makers
  •   Highly Proficient Excel User
  •   Valid passport and willingness to travel abroad for short periods of time if required

If you are interested in the above role, please email your CV to quoting reference 40.

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