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Cost Accountant (Manufacturing Industry) (JB494)

Kontak Recruitment
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
R45 000- R55 000 per month
January 13, 2021


Cost Accountant (Manufacturing Industry) (JB494)

Industria West, JHB (JB494)

R45 000 - R55 000 TCTC incl. Medical Aid and Pension

Kontak Recruitment is currently recruiting a Cost Accountant for a manufacturing concern based in Industria West, Johannesburg. The Cost Accountant is responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities.

Requirements of Cost Accountant:

Grade 12

Relevant Qualification

Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

Previous experience with costing and inventory

Duties and Responsibilities of Cost Accountant:

Inventory Transactions

Load new Raw Material and Spares stock codes.

Process scrap notes, concessions, and global adjustments

Resolve stock related queries.

Maintain an accurate perpetual inventory.

Work with other departments to conduct and reconcile physical inventory cycle counts and analyse and report variance.

Labour and overhead costing

Maintain the line items for direct materials, labour and overhead on the bill of material or recipe for each product.

Preparing standard cost budgets for manufacturing

Calculate, analyse, account for, and report monthly cost variances for direct materials, direct labour, indirect labour and manufacturing overhead.

Assist sales with product pricing using an already defined methodology.

Oversee Price updates performed by Cost Administrator.


Execute and maintain procedures accurately and consistently calculating production rates, downtime, and change-over times for department performance measures.

Developing a standardised policy and procedure of the standard costing system, such as inventory management, cost allocation and new product development (NPD) calculation

Ensuring that cost accounting transactions align with GAAP, company policy and IFRS.

Reporting / Analysis

Variance analysis, sales reporting, balance sheet reconciliations and profit and loss.

Prepare monthly reporting and analysing actual versus budget/forecasts.

Proactively analysing costs and supporting relevant departmental managers.

Interpreting Cost of Sales

Please email CV to and quote JB494 in the subject line