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Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Management Accountant to join their team. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in aligning financial operations, cost analysis, and strategic decision-making within our organization. As a Management Accountant, you will be responsible for optimising resource utilisation, controlling costs, and providing valuable insights to support efficient manufacturing processes.
- Analyse and monitor costs associated with manufacturing processes, including raw materials, labour, and overhead.
- Investigate variances from budgeted costs and propose corrective actions as needed.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop accurate budgets and forecasts for manufacturing operations.
- Regularly track actual performance against budgets, identifying and explaining any deviations.
- Assist in adjusting strategies based on changing market conditions or business needs.
- Monitor inventory levels, reconcile physical stock with records, and determine optimal reorder points.
- Collaborate with supply chain teams to ensure seamless inventory replenishment.
- Balance stock levels to minimise stock-outs while reducing carrying costs.
- Provide financial analysis to support strategic decisions, such as introducing new product lines or process improvements.
- Evaluate potential costs, pricing strategies, and expected returns for various business initiatives.
- Determine accurate product costs using appropriate costing methods.
Assist in setting product prices that cover costs while maintaining competitive market positioning.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA, CIMA) is a plus.
- At least 3 years proven experience in a similar role within the manufacturing industry.
- Must be a fully paid member of ZICA.
- Strong understanding of cost analysis, budgeting, and financial reporting.
- Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Effective communication skills for collaborating with cross-functional teams.
- Knowledge of local accounting regulations.
- Problem-solving mindset and the ability to drive continuous improvement.
- High ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
To apply kindly send your CV, cover letter and copies of qualifications to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] by Tuesday 12th September 2023. Please mention “Management Accountant” in the subject line.