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Costing Assistant
England, West Midlands, Coventry - £18,000 - £20,000 per annum

Posted: 13/11/17

Our client seeks a Costing Assistant, reporting to the Cost Accountant.

To provide full administrative & analytical support to the Cost Accountant. This will include
running the Costing's Office when the Cost Accountant is attending meetings, or when
engaged in critical work for management.
The role will become largely "factory facing" in the coming months, so the job specification
will be revised accordingly.

Key Accountabilities
Month End
To process the month end roll up of costs for component & systems.
To ensure that the revaluation of all manufactured parts for the Systems business has been
completed before month end (top level / lower level material cost analysis).
To process all Month End - Day 1 stock & cost reports, including order intake / order bank /
invoiced sales reports for senior management.
To process goods in transit & WIP journals for month end, & set up monthly spend
statements for each Budget Holder.
To analyse & correct all defaulting direct cost accounts; production accounts (in order to repost default scrap & stock transactions), & to deal with incorrect postings to stock accounts
on the Balance Sheet for month end.

Daily & weekly reporting of scrap costs - flash summaries & full reconciliation with the data
supplied by the Quality Dept.
Daily analysis of purchase orders raised, & to investigate & set the standard costs for newly
created parts / items with a zero standard.
To undertake ad hoc analytical analysis, as directed by the Cost Accountant.

To provide full support to the Cost Accountant during the annual UK stock take; the setting
of new standard costs & stock revaluation, as well as a variety of tasks for year end.

Experience within a manufacturing environment is preferred, but not essential.
However, a background that includes working for a small / medium sized enterprise is a
distinct advantage.

Some finance experience is essential (Costing's background would be a real bonus).

Comfortable with Excel, & database work (v look ups, pivot tables).
To have an affinity with finance work.
Ability to understand quickly the nature of the task in hand; to be a good organiser (aware
of deadlines & the critical path to achieve them), the ability to work unsupervised, &
therefore to have the motivation to complete work on time, to be able to handle periods of
intense activity, as well as periods of relative calm, to see the "micro" & "macro" impacts of
the task in hand, to be confidant in engaging with staff from all levels of the organisation, to be happy to offer solutions re ways of doing set tasks in a more efficient way, to be able to
undertake essential day to days tasks that can be repetitive.

Education and qualifications
Maths & English to O Level / GCSE standard.

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