Cost Accountant Job in Kenya (80K)

Our Client a leading organization in the manufacturing industry currently in search of an exceptional individual to fill the position of Cost Accountant in their Finance department.

Salary: 80K

Role Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determine and implement cost accounting procedures and methods.
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports; providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products.
  • Ensuring minimal variance between actual and standard costs
  • Advising on product profitability and pricing structures, evaluating sanctions and monitoring contract prices renewals
  • Performs various cost analysis procedures and perform cost allocations for distribution and manufacturing
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials and manufacturing methods to determine effects on costs.
  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly and periodically gross margins by brand and by customer.
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory and liability accounts by customer channel and category.
  • Assist is various projects aimed at identifying and realizing cost savings.
  • Preparation of financial reports for decision making including the Monthly Budget Control
  • Review standard and actual costs for variances and report variances to management for decision-making purposes.
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
  • Participate in Work-In-Process, Engineering Stocks and Finished Stocks periodic stock take exercises verification of fixed assets and project evaluations;
  • Overseeing inventory checks, obviously maintaining accurate accounts for Raw Materials/WIP/Finished Goods, Labor, Shipping, Customs & Duties, Overhead and everything else that goes into COGS.
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory and gross margin schedules to management.
  • Prepare collateral reporting.
  • Participate in TREO processing and liaison with Customs & Clearing agents for imports.
  • Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development on functions such as production, purchasing, import/ export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/ export IT, receiving, shipping and others.
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others.
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls.
  • Also helps in determining pricing of various product.
  • Assist in establishing and reviewing performance standards and measures with a particular emphasis on areas with cost implications.
  • Monitor on a continuing basis organization-wide KPIs to determine performance against targets on cost, productivity, efficiency, quality and timelines.
  • Undertake special projects as and when required to do so by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Business/ Finance or equivalent is mandatory
  • Minimum 6years’ experience in manufacturing industry mostly handling cost
  • Candidates must possess CIMA/ CPA(K)/ACCA qualification or equivalent
  • High numeric abilities
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP ERP

If qualified kindly send your CV to vacancies@jantakenya.com clearly indicating “Cost Accountant” by 23rd April 2018.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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Accounting and Finance

Updated: April 20, 2018 — 7:23 pm
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