Cost Analyst/Accounting
Potential Staffing Limited
Nairobi, Kenya
22h ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

Our client is looking for a Cost analysts / Accounting person who has extensive experience in a manufacturing company. The primary duty of a cost analyst is to gather financial data (e.

g. inventory purchases, labor costs) and analyze it to uncover inefficiencies. They may estimate production costs and track the changes in regular costs (e.

g. due to new products and new processes).

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 5 years
  • Job Description

    Industry-Manufacturing

    Years of Experience -5-10 years

    Salary-Competitive

    The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in the following roles and responsibilities

    Responsibilities

  • Gather and analyze financial data
  • Determine standard costs and investigate variances with actual costs
  • Prepare detailed reports, both periodically and ad-hoc
  • Help management make important decisions based on costs and benefits (e.g. investments, market growth, pricing changes)
  • Create and manage budgets, and monitor spending
  • Conduct audits on financial processes and transactions
  • Monitor changes in processes or methods to calculate effects on overall costs
  • Estimate product costs for existing and new products
  • Forecast and analyze costs of processes, labor and inventory
  • Suggest cost-reducing or profitable solutions
  • Conduct market research to support future business planning
  • Study corporate expenses and create reports for management.
  • Requirements

  • Proven experience as a cost analyst, cost specialist or similar role
  • Experience in data, operational and financial analysis
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and software
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A business acumen
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication aptitude
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
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