Senior Cost Accountant (Farm) 38 views

About the Job

Background  of the company

  • Kerchanshe Group is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in Ethiopia, and engage in manufacturing, agro-processing and export business. It has a proud history of providing quality coffees to the local and international markets. Currently Kerchanshe Group needs a dedicated and motivated candidate.

Job Purpose:

  • To estimate production costs and track regular expenses, which may be related to a new process or a new product and recommend changes to pricing and business models through tracking data such as changing labor, supply costs, conducting market research.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains accurate costing systems in relation to labor, production methods and material supply.
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services to determine effects on costs.
  • Estimates new and proposed product costs as well as product changes.
  • Analyzes the data collected and logs a detailed record of the results.
  • Prepares (monthly, quarterly, and annual) cost forecasts.
  • Analyzes monthly Cost of goods sold (CoGS), Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and Manufacturing variance journal entries.
  • Analyzes data on material and labor costs to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Reviews standard and actual costs for inaccuracies.
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided to determine effects on costs.
  • Analyzes actual costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual costs and recommend cost efficiencies.
  • Provides finance support on business cases; project cost calculations/quotations for strategic projects with appropriate labor and overhead rates and overall production costs (make/buy, outsourcing/insourcing).
  • Prepares product cost reports which meet the needs of managers and other employees using the information.
  • Reconciles general ledger account balances for inventory, material expense and production costing items.
  • Assists cost related issues in Ad-Hoc projects to improve overall financial process and controls.
  • Evaluates and updates standard costs on a quarterly basis, which includes the review and analysis of material, direct & indirect labor, and other overhead costs incurred.
  • Provides input and recommendations for streamline processes and updates of the cost accounting policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and drives cost reductions, working capital opportunities and manufacturing productivity improvements.
  • Prepares the monthly cost of sales figures by analyzes expenses such as material, labor, research, and development expenses.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

About You

Qualification and Skills

  • MA or BA Degree in Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Management, Business administration or related fields.

Experience:  

  • 3/5 years’ experience out of which two years as Inventory Accountant

Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles and procedures.
  •  Verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Time management Skills
  • Familiarity with Peachtree accounting.

Required Skills

  • Account management

Applicants who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria could submit detailed curriculum vitae along with supporting documents/credentials accompanied by cover letter addressing [email protected]  with the subject line Senior Cost Accountant (For Farms) please try to mention the date on the subject line within ten working days from  April  23,2023 up to April 30 ,2023

“Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted”.

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USD Full Time, 40 hours per week 2024-07-17

About the Job

Background  of the company
  • Kerchanshe Group is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in Ethiopia, and engage in manufacturing, agro-processing and export business. It has a proud history of providing quality coffees to the local and international markets. Currently Kerchanshe Group needs a dedicated and motivated candidate.
Job Purpose:
  • To estimate production costs and track regular expenses, which may be related to a new process or a new product and recommend changes to pricing and business models through tracking data such as changing labor, supply costs, conducting market research.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and maintains accurate costing systems in relation to labor, production methods and material supply.
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services to determine effects on costs.
  • Estimates new and proposed product costs as well as product changes.
  • Analyzes the data collected and logs a detailed record of the results.
  • Prepares (monthly, quarterly, and annual) cost forecasts.
  • Analyzes monthly Cost of goods sold (CoGS), Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and Manufacturing variance journal entries.
  • Analyzes data on material and labor costs to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Reviews standard and actual costs for inaccuracies.
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided to determine effects on costs.
  • Analyzes actual costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual costs and recommend cost efficiencies.
  • Provides finance support on business cases; project cost calculations/quotations for strategic projects with appropriate labor and overhead rates and overall production costs (make/buy, outsourcing/insourcing).
  • Prepares product cost reports which meet the needs of managers and other employees using the information.
  • Reconciles general ledger account balances for inventory, material expense and production costing items.
  • Assists cost related issues in Ad-Hoc projects to improve overall financial process and controls.
  • Evaluates and updates standard costs on a quarterly basis, which includes the review and analysis of material, direct & indirect labor, and other overhead costs incurred.
  • Provides input and recommendations for streamline processes and updates of the cost accounting policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and drives cost reductions, working capital opportunities and manufacturing productivity improvements.
  • Prepares the monthly cost of sales figures by analyzes expenses such as material, labor, research, and development expenses.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

About You

Qualification and Skills
  • MA or BA Degree in Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Management, Business administration or related fields.
Experience:  
  • 3/5 years’ experience out of which two years as Inventory Accountant
Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles and procedures.
  •  Verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Time management Skills
  • Familiarity with Peachtree accounting.

Required Skills

  • Account management

Applicants who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria could submit detailed curriculum vitae along with supporting documents/credentials accompanied by cover letter addressing [email protected]  with the subject line Senior Cost Accountant (For Farms) please try to mention the date on the subject line within ten working days from  April  23,2023 up to April 30 ,2023“Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted”.
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