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My client, a well known Irish brand based in County Longford, are seeking to hire a Cost Account to join their finance team.Reporting to the Financial Controller you will be joining an existing team of 4 in the Finance Department you will play an integral role in linking both plant/manufacturing and finance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stock control – to ensure all materials and packaging are accurately recorded in ERP (quantity and costs)
  • Monthly unit reconciliation for plant (to ensure all wastage, leakage etc. is accurately recorded) and liaise with general manager to minimise such wastage
  • Ensure all labour and overhead costs are correctly captured
  • Preparation, analysis and distribution of jobs costs
  • Stock-take variance analysis reporting
  • P & L analysis including variance analysis reporting
  • Act as a link between manufacturing/purchasing/quality and finance to ensure that the accounting department are aware of all activities and the financial records correctly reflect this activity
  • Fixed asset accounting, reconciliations and depreciation journal postings
  • Monthly sales review (including sales review per van/route)
  • Monthly customer profitability
  • Monthly product profitability
  • Promotion reviews
  • Review of quarterly sales targets

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in management/cost accountant role
  • Excellent IT skills, a high level of Excel expertise is essential (pivot tables, vlookup formulas etc.)
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy with numbers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • FMCG experience desirable
  • Fully Qualified accountant 

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eoghan Dalton on 090 64 78104 or email

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