Product Cost Controller
Robert Half Finance & Accounting are recruiting a Product Cost Controller for an SME manufacturing business based in Milton Keynes.
In the position of Product Cost Controller Milton Keynes you will liaise with both Operational and Sales department providing key data in order to help drive business performance and implement key processes.
Manage the day to day financial and data analysis for cost and manufacturing within the business (UK and European sites), working with Manufacturing and Supply Chain to drive efficiencies in production and purchasing.
Manage and develop the Product Costing Model; ensure this accurately reflects the manufacturing operation, updated as appropriate/applicable when processes or flows change.
Provide day to day product costings for items manufactured by UK & European entities.Review and analysis of production standard costs, including raw materials and labour/overhead rates, ensuring these are relevant, accurate and up to date in system.
Regular review of inventory, including review of obsolete and slow moving items, ensuring that levels are sufficient and relevant to support the business, whilst optimized to improve working capital.
Contribute to the inventory control procedures, monitoring of cycle counts and attendance at annual inventory counts.
Preparation of data and analysis for month end reporting, including Sales and OTIF analysis for both UK and Europe.
Analysis of manufacturing variances including price, volume, mix and yield. Assist Manufacturing team with analysis of plant performance including throughput, yield, maintenance spend, spare parts, improvement initiatives, etc.
Work with Purchasing and Supply Chain to drive efficiencies in supply and price of raw materials and manufacturing supplies.
Assist with preparation of the annual budget, including analysis of costs and manufacturing, and updates required to standard costs.
Audits - Work with the Controller to deal with Internal and External Audit requirements.
The successful candidate will need to have previous accounting experience from a manufacturing environment
Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) or Qualified by Experience
Ability to engage with internal stakeholders including Sales/ Operations key personnel
Strong excel skills along with previous ERP systems knowledge preferably AS400/ JD Edwards
SME Manufacturing business who have recently been through a transition period keen to appointment a cost accountant to help drive sales profits and increase bottom line. Excellent opportunity for an individual to take control of the product costing model and significantly make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
£45,000 to £55,000 plus benefits (Pension, Bupa, 25 days holiday + bank holiday)
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