Senior Accountant: Cost

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

5 months ago

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Provide ongoing costing and production information, analysis of cost variances, justification of costing projects, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The position also constructs and monitors cost-effective budget and actual reporting systems needed to provide an appropriate level of management (cost and performance) information, and supports budget holders on financial and costing disciplines.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensure adequate management reporting per sub division and coordinate monthly cost meetings with management/budget holders.
  • Assist in the compilation of key business metrics and report on them in monthly management reports.
  • Report on productivity measures cost per ton/Hour/MTTR MTBF etc.
  • Perform Economic Value Analysis where required for new projects.
  • Provide site support through accurate cost allocations on stock, POs and labour.
  • Prepare cost center reports and allocate overheads monthly to determine profitability.
  • Identify and analyse expenditure trends and performance against budget.
  • Ensure accurate cost allocation per area/cost center and rectify it through month end journals.
  • Monthly and year end accruals for cost realized but not expensed yet.
  • Confirm stock valuation classes for new stock applications.
  • Produce weekly cost reports to EXCO.
  • Identify possible cost saving opportunities, discuss with end-users and, in collaboration with end-users.
  • Manage and follow up on departmental cost saving projects to provide timely feedback to Management.
  • Maintain and improve cost accounting system.
  • Assist SCM with bi-annual stock count at all SU Warehouses.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual budget process in terms of timing, guidelines, communication and facilitation with allocated departments.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects.
  • B. Comm degree or other relevant Accounting Degree (NQF level 7).
  • Honours degree or postgraduate diploma in Management Accounting (NQF level 8) will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Accounting/Membership: CIMA/ICAN is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years Management Accounting experience, of which 2 years should have been in a senior capacity.
  • Experience in the mining industry.
  • Experience in the application of Management Accounting and Costing Principles, Practices and Models.
  • Sound governance, internal controls, reporting experience.
  • Valid Code B/BE Drivers License

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