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Overview of role: Our client based in the North East is seeking a Junior Cost Accountant to join their Finance team on a full-time permanent basis. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer/ Management & Project Accountant.
Prepare and continually update robust product costings for the full range of current and any new products supplied to all of our customers
Ongoing margin analysis, root cause of variances, identification and implementation of corrective actions to prevent repeat incidences
Planning for contract negotiations with new and existing customers. Develop pricing strategies/plans with account managers
Assist in preparation of annual sales budget
Responsibility for supporting the European Commercial Team in the financial analysis of commercial performance, and in the preparation of financial information used for negotiations and decision-making, including pricing
Work closely with the Commercial Team and the wider Finance Team to ensure that appropriate financial controls and procedures are in place to achieve maximisation of customer and overall net profit
Analysis and reporting on revenue and volume in Ireland/ UK/ Holland and Germany
Weekly sales forecast reporting UK/ Irl/ Holland and Germany
Input and involvement into the strategy process and delivery of analysis to senior management
Evaluate and manage customer incentive plans (add/ maintain/ expire rebates and trade promotions)
Be a self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team using their own initiative
Have the ability to work to deadlines and in pressurised situations
Understand the importance of attention to detail and accuracy
Focused on presenting information professionally
Be a Self-Motivator, with a keen interest in business and the economy
Have strong interpersonal, communication and IT skills
Have analytical curiosity
Willingness to learn about the business
Experience and Qualifications
Qualified/Part qualified cost accountant with some industry experience.
Experience of providing insight and recommendations on profit/margin improvement to commercial teams
Experience of working closely with the commercial function of a business supplying major retailers is desirable
Other Significant Role Requirements:
An efficiency driven individual with a focus on providing accurate and timely information to decision makers
Highly Proficient Excel User
Valid passport and willingness to travel abroad for short periods of time if required
If you are interested in the above role, please email your CV to email@example.com quoting reference KR/41.
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