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Cost Accountant - Media Publishing - Central London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Contact: Charley Callier
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 02 December 2021
  • Job Ref: BBBHCA02112021

Cost Accountant - Media Publishing - Central London

I am looking for a Cost Accountant to join a Creative Media Publishing business based in Central London on a permanent basis. This Cost Accountant will be for responsible for ensuring that all titles are accurately costed; utilising all tools available to effectively monitor and analyse production costs; and promptly communicating any significant issues arising to management.

Reporting into the Financial Controller you will have full responsibility of the Cost Accounting and will be part of a great wider finance team. This is a great opportunity to join the business whilst they are going through an exciting time of change and development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the costing module of Sage X3, ensuring new product codes are created and unit costs set up on a timely basis, and that the module is updated with the latest budgets / estimates for each product
  • Ensure all the processes within the costing module are completed correctly, and run regular reports to check on the integrity and completeness of data
  • Proactively investigate variances between actual and budgeted costs, interacting with production and other departments to resolve costing related issues
  • Ensure costings are closed out following print runs, so that any savings or cost overruns are released to the P&L on a timely basis
  • Review in detail, code and sign off any purchase invoices related to stock/WIP and shipping, ensuring quantities and pricing are in line with expectations; investigate any discrepancies, liaising with production controllers and other departments as needed
  • Review goods in; reconcile stock received to purchase invoices; upload printer receipts into Sage X
  • Review month-end reports for accuracy, for example to ensure accruals are based on accurate unit costs
  • Reconcile the WIP balance sheet accounts on a regular basis
  • Prepare and post journal entries related to product costing, such as WIP & accruals adjustments
  • Carry out analysis and produce reports on cost of sales & profitability

Key skills:

  • Experience of cost accounting modules and processes
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including using vlookups, pivot tables etc
  • Experience of Business Objects preferable but not required
  • Keen eye for detail and highly organised
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive, self-starter, keen to enhance processes and develop the analytical side of the role
  • Ability to explain financials to non-financial people
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels inside and outside the organisation
  • A team player

Apply today!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.