Cost Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: Attractive Package on Offer

Private

We are a small medium manufacturing firm urgently looking to hire a Cost Accountant with excellent organizational and analytical skills. The desired candidate expected to be detailed oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have outstanding presentation and report-writing skills, with the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents and records of the organization.
  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings.
  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits.
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements.
  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results.
  • Analyze any changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs.
  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation.
  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Accounting or equivalent (essential).
  • Member of ZICA (essential)
  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience (essential).
  • Administration/HR experience will be an added advantage.
  • Sound understanding of Accounting principles.
  • Solid cost systems background.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent report-writing, communication and IT skills.

Application:

Suitably qualified candidates that possess the required experience and qualifications can send their CV and qualifications to [email protected] by or before Monday 12th October, 2020.