Cost Accountant - Global listed business

Parramatta, New South Wales
AU$110000 - AU$1120000 per annum
29 Jun 2022
27 Jul 2022
JN -062022-5665859
Tasneem Nawab
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

As the cost and management accountant you will play an active role in the local management team and provide the necessary management and financial information to help the company achieve its objectives.

Client Details

Client is a globally renowned listed brand present in more than 60 countries that leads the way in the sustainable building solutions space. With more than 5 decades of market leading innovation and cutting edge technology solutions, client is a market leader in Australia and globally.


General duties and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Audit/Controls
    • Work within Group Accounting Policies
    • Work with Group Internal Audit and ensure that all management points are actioned and followed up to agreed deadlines.
    • Check Authority limits are adhered to per authorisation matrix
    • Work with the Management Accountant to ensure all production orders are dispatched and all dispatches are invoiced
    • Assist with interim/year end statutory audit
    • Assist with internal audit

  • Monthly Reporting
    • Ensure all results are accurate and reported to agreed deadlines
    • Provide monthly list of provisions, highlighting risks and opportunities

  • Variances & Standard Costing
    • Ensure all stock/raw materials are accurately costed
    • Liaise with Operations for any price updates on a quarterly basis
    • Provide assistance with material recosting
    • Analyse Purchase Price Variances
    • End to end processing of manufacturing variances and appropriate weekly/monthly analysis including PID's etc

  • Tax
    • Prepare BAS returns
    • Assist with year-end tax calculations per Group timelines
    • Assist with preparation of annual FBT return
  • Working Capital Management
    • Ensure agreed Credit Control policies are adhered to
    • Make sure creditors are not paid early and extend credit terms where possible
    • Keep close monitor of stock levels and planned purchases against forecast
    • Keep close monitor of obsolete and reject stock provisions
    • Manage fixed assets
    • Monitor cashflows
  • Budgets
    • Assist in annual budget process re templates & SAP entry
    • Provide analysis of variances and identify risks and opportunities
    • Review monthly variances to budget spend

  • Margin Analysis
    • Sales reconciliations eg COPA & FI and reporting
    • Manual project costing reviews
    • Identify initiatives to improve overall profitability eg. margin monitoring
    • Improve product/customer margin analysis highlighting the highest and lowest margin projects each month
  • FX/Exchange Rate Analysis
    • Monitor exchange rates movements, highlighting any risks
    • Include likely impact of FX differences and revaluations in monthly forecasts
    • Make sure large capital purchases have FX cover as appropriate
  • I.T.
    • Seek ways to use IT to improve efficiency of department
    • Ensure Digitisation is rolled out across the business

  • IFRS 16 Lease
    • Ensure compliance to IFRS 16
    • Ensure compliance to Group Lease tool

  • Miscellaneous/Ad Hoc
    • Complete ad hoc projects as requested
    • Manage company insurance questionnaire and admin
    • Ensure all government, Taxation & statutory returns are completed in a timely & accurate manner
    • Assist with statutory reporting
    • Support the Finance team as needed

  • Profile

    • CA/CPA qualification
    • Experience with working on SAP
    • 5+ years experience in Cost Accounting in a manufacturing set up
    • Advanced excel skills and very savvy with systems

    Job Offer

    • Play an active role in the management team in the local office and be the businesspartner from a Finance perspective
    • Competitive salary package
    • Convenient Western Sydney location
    • Parking available on site