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Manufacturing Accountant and Business Partner

Job Title: Manufacturing Accountant and Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH17579WC7_1555068680
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

A leading manufacturing company is seeking an experienced Cost Accountant to join their operations and finance team.

***Please note that in order to be considered for this role you must have extensive accounting experience in the manufacturing/engineering sector.***

The two foci of this role will be
1) Acting as Cost Accountant: to develop and maintain a standard cost model for key manufacturing products driven from reliable ERP system data, to analyse, model and forecast future target costs based on key volume, price and product design changes.
2) to be the Operations Finance Partner supporting and understanding the wider Operations functions (including Manufacturing in a new facility, Procurement, Quality, Test) in their budget, forecast and reporting responsibilities.


* Developing and maintaining standard cost workings for key products and production processes.
* Working with Manufacturing and Operations departments to understand key process cost drivers for decision makers
* Enabling robust business case analysis (make vs. buy, design choice scenario analysis) for potential investment decisions based on valuation methods including Payback and Net Present Value.
* Working with Operations department heads (Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, Test) and project leads to help facilitate accurate and timely budgeting and forecasting.
* Feeding back to Manufacturing and Operations departments their actual results vs budget/forecast each month and perform variance analysis to understand the key drivers and reasons.
* Adding value by helping give Manufacturing and Operation departments financial insight into activities and highlighting cost savings.
* Ad-hoc analysis and reports as and when required, whilst driving change and automation of manual processes

To be suitable for this role you must be/have:

* Experience of manufacturing accounting, specifically standard costing
* Financial modelling and scenario analysis of manufacturing costs
* Qualified or Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA
* Experience of working with integrated finance and manufacturing systems
* Demonstrable intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
* Self-motivated, flexible and approachable
* Ability to communicate confidently with people across the business at all levels of seniority

If you believe that you have the skills and experience to succeed in a role of this nature and you match the criteria above please send me your current CV with ASH17579WC in the subject line of the email.

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