The purpose of this position is to further develop the management and cost accounting business system and services that will inform financial and business decisions, enable analysis and forecasting, what-if scenarios and provide comprehensive insight into the financial health of the business, informing strategy, business and operational decisions.
The successful candidate will be required to direct, guide and coordinate costing and information development processes and appropriate systems in close cooperation with MIS/IT and other analytical functions notably in Sales & Marketing, Production & Quality, and Procurement & Product Availability. To develop and maintain superior business information and optimise business decision making.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Management & Cost Accounting System (including Policies & Procedures) – To develop, utilise and refine the management and cost accounting system and its MIS capabilities, in close alignment and integrated with the company’s information systems and aligned with its’ emerging needs and defined within a clear policy and procedures framework. To consistently further the availability of meaningful information for financial & business decision making. To manage the asset register, monitor and guide asset utilisation and replacement/utility decision making
Costing Coordination & Control Services – To manage the costing processes and inputs at various stages, so as to enable cost optimisation and control. To direct and guide managers/executives in the effective analysis and management of costs.
Integrated Business System Effectiveness – To ensure financial and business systems integration through MIS/IT and coordinate systems development in liaison with colleagues in Production, Procurement and S&M, to ensure supply chain information analysis integration, adding costs and inputs from other value chain areas (Finance, HR, MIS/IT).
Business Analysis (financially coordinated & integrated with other areas, sales, market, procurement, etc.) – To coordinate a model of financial & business analysis integrated with other functions feeding (a) dashboard(s) of key ratios and indicators at both operational and strategic level that guides business decision making and clarifying ratios and trends.
Information, Reporting & Advisory Services – To agree on and provide various reports, information and advise and guide the use and understanding of information across managerial and cost-control staff, as well as furthering business understanding throughout
A formal tertiary qualification in management and cost accounting or postgraduate qualification in cost and management accounting
At least 2 years work experience, preferably with at least 1 year in manufacturing, preferably food production, and/or foods services industry
At least a total of 1 years in a cost and management accounting role (supporting budgeting processes, analyses of business and costing for a significant professional company)
At least 12 months practical experience in forecasting, business projections and trend analyses
Skills in costing systems/methods, financial ratio/indices formulation & analysis at business and operational level, financial accounting, business process analysis, constructive questioning & reflection, forecasting/projections analyses, financial/business MIS/IT understanding, communication & advising, value chain analysis, financial scenario conceptualisation
Salary RangeMarket Related