Cost Accountant Manager – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Cost Accountant Manager – Galway

  • Reference: GJ43870 p
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway, Galway City
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Cost Accountant Manager required with 3 to 5 years post qualification experience within a manufacturing organisation is required. Galway


  • Business Analysis and support – Supporting the business is a key part of this role. He / she will be the ‘go to person’ for management and other key personnel in terms of financial support. This will include support to Supply Chain, Sales, HR and New Business Development. The ability to identify critical data and analyse it effectively is an important part of this role. Also important is the evaluation of potential Capital Expenditure in terms of feasibility, return on investment, etc. Additionally, the person will be part of project teams that aim to improve performances and deliver on process improvements and cost saving initiatives. He / she will provide extensive support during the annual budgeting process.
  • Costing expertise –The candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Cost Accounting within a manufacturing company and will fully understand the building of a standard cost, be adept at variance analysis (e.g. PPV / MUV ) and fully understand the link between manufacturing operations and costing.
  • Support commercial decision making – Part of the role will be to help critically examine pricing structures within the business and make recommendations to protect and improve profitability. He / she will be involved in decisions whether to accept or reject new sales opportunities and will be strong in the area of margin analysis.
  • ERP System Expert – The successful candidate will be very experienced and knowledgeable in a fully integrated ERP system, preferably JD Edwards but experience in SAP, BAAN or Oracle is also acceptable. A detailed knowledge and understanding of system transactions within a manufacturing environment is a prerequisite for this position, as is the ability to fully appreciate the financial implications of these transactions and their impact upon the financial statements.


  • 3 to 5 years post qualification experience within a manufacturing organisation is required.
  • The person must be a self-starter, be able to work on his / her own initiative, be willing to be immersed in the business, be a very strong communicator and willing to challenge others in order to make a critical contribution to the success of the business.
  • Strong IT skills, both in terms of a thorough understanding of how an ERP system works in a manufacturing environment and also Excel.
  • 3 to 5 years post qualification experience within a manufacturing organisation is required.

For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email


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