Financial Analyst – Accountant

  • Reference: 45912
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Kildare, Laois, Westmeath
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Financial /Cost Analyst – Permanent role – Midlands (South)

Our clients are seeking to recruit a qualified accountant to join their team in 2018. This is a new role due to expansion and business operations growth.  Reporting to the Financial director you will be providing financial and cost analysis across the group from supply chain, finance team, innovation team to sales and marketing.

Key duties:

Responsible for the maintenance & development of accurate Product Costings and Bills of Material across all products manufactured at the Abbeyleix production facility.

Investigation of variances and analysis of production efficiencies to assist in root cause analysis and to partner with the Production Team to understand and deliver recommendations that drive tangible EBIT improvements.

Support the innovation process by performing in-depth costings analysis to ensure new products are accurately and completely costed to deliver best costs for the business.

Key influencer of commercial business cases by working with and constructively challenging operations on product costings to ensure costings are appropriate for volumes, commercially viable and operationally achievable.

Support the annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts for the plant activities based on the production plan.

Support the site management team identifying, building and appraising business cases to support capital investment into site

Prepare the annual capex plan and regularly report on the execution progress. Ensure timely capitalization of new assets and identify possible idle assets

Supporting EBITA targets by working cross functionally to identify, support and influence cost reduction and process improvement initiatives across inventory, purchasing, logistics, labour and overheads

Perform inventory valuation and reconciliation to ensure completeness & accuracy, and ensure compliance with company policy and GAAP.

Accountable for driving the quarterly aged stock review process and provision calculation 

Work with Finance and Operations to develop standardised reporting that meets the management / financial reporting requirements of Finance and Operations.

The successful candidate will be customer focused and act as a liaison between Finance and Manufacturing

Key skills:
2 years experience working in a Cost Accountant role
Industry experience – manufacturing, FMCG, Pharma
Qualified Accountant.
Advanced understanding of MS Excel
Strong systems experience.
Understanding manufauctruing costs
Exccellet people and partnership skills.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Mary Mullin  on 09064 78104 and email your cv to

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