Senior Cost Accountant (Perishable Exports)

Permanent
Stellenbosch
Posted 2 months ago

Vacancy: Senior Cost Accountant

Kwena Recruitment Agency in Cape Town

To apply with our recruitment agency in South Africa, please send your CV to lynne@kwena.net or apply directly below.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

COST MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain directory of service provider agreements and rate schedules
    • full understanding of actual costs for all supply chain cost items
    • directory to reflect current status/version control to avoid any confusion of applicable rate at any point in time
  • Draft customer cost estimates/quotes
    • quotes to reflect correct values and margins
  • Updated cost estimates for current season to customers within the first week of April
    • quotes must cover all the valid options/routes to enable customers to optimise their supply chain decision-making
  • Draft and maintain pricing guidelines for key services as discussed/agreed with Cost Accountant Manager
    • no losses due to incorrect application/calculation of cost recoveries
  • Attend to customer queries
  • Attend to creditor invoice queries

FINANCIAL CONTROL

  • Prepare and capture costing for customer invoices
    • costing 10 days after sailing
    • correct recovery of cost
  • Check estimated cost versus actual cost to establish margins/losses
    • proactive response to any major cost deviations to correct and prevent further occurrences

SYSTEMS

  • Development and Testing of ERP system cost management module
    • ongoing, system must be available for 2020 season

GROWTH

  • Knowledge and understanding of systems, operations, pricing strategy and any other to perform job requirements
    • eliminate/reduce errors
    • promote teamwork and support junior staff
  • Guidance to Creditors
  • Act upon deviations/anomalies

 

NON-NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR COST ACCOUNTANT:

  • B.Comm Management Accounting or equivalent
  • In-house or external training in supply chain processes, and their associated costs
  • Detailed and extensive understanding of full fruit export cost chains for all markets
  • Industry training in Incotemrs and export protocols

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 10 years’ experience in cost and management accouting, of which at least 5 years must be in the SA export perishables industry
  • Must have had exposure and worked closely within an operational environment to have a good grasp of export logistics process

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ability to work accurately with figures
  • Good eye for detail and ability to handle the complexity of costs per client; service provider; activity; market etc.
  • Good understanding of standard costing methods and systems
  • Good IT skills will be beneficial in understanding how to develop, confirgure and automate processes

Please note that if you have not received a response to your submission within 2 weeks, your application has been unsuccessful, however your CV will remain on our database for future roles.

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