Cost Accountant

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Cost Accountant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Cost Accountant to join our team.


  • Evaluating the break-even analysis, and forecasting analysis for factory budget control;
  • Controlling CAPEX and audit stock compliance in relation to the SOP qualification requirements;
  • Work in Progress (WIP);
  • Liaise with Project managers to get required information;
  • Ensure that all stock and services related costs are captured for month end close off;
  • Bill of material (BOM) Management;
  • Inventory management;
  • Review and approve contractors invoicing related to a project;
  • Report on a weekly basis on project budget versus actuals;
  • Ensure accuracy of project invoicing;
  • Ensure the maintenance of internal documentation to ensure that project is accepted by client;
  • Recon of all contractors invoicing on project;
  • Ensure that invoicing requirements are met as per specific client needs;
  • Processing of material usages;
  • Run the finance in the factory and month end, stock, orders, variances, GRV, purchase control etc.


  • BComm / BComm Honours or,
  • Mainly focused in Commercial;
  • + 4 years experience in a FMCG environment;
  • Good eye for detail and ability to handle complexity of costs per client, service provider, activity, market;
  • Basic cost accounting skills;
  • 3 years experience doing costing in a Manufacturing/steel company;
  • B.Comm Management Accounting or equivalent;
  • Ability to work accurately with figures;
  • In-house and/or external training in supply chain processes, their associated costs;
  • a Passion for costing;
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Industry training in Incoterms and export protocols;
  • Basic understanding of full export cost chains for all markets;
  • Ideally from a steel manufacturing background;
  • Sage X3 — advantageous.