Location: Durban

Our client, based in Durban, is looking for an Assistant Cost Accountant to join their team.




  • Provide guidance and input where necessary to the plant and finance managers of the business units on matters impacting profitability.
  • Review the accuracy of plant bills of materials and standard margins and provide guidance on corrective actions where applicable.
  • Oversee costing system to ensure accuracy at all times.
  • Monthly comparison of standard cost changes.
  • Verify accuracy of costings versus process documents.
  • Updating of raw material cost and item master information on Syspro.
  • Cost differential exercises.
  • Assist with the efficient functioning of works orders.
  • Assist Cost and Management Accountant with material usage analysis.
  • Stock in transit accounting.
  • PPV’s - analyse reasons with view to correct for future periods.
  • Steel price trend analysis and reporting.
  • Customer sales analysis.
  • Customer profitability.
  • RTM and product margin analysis.
  • Weekly stock on hold report and drive action.
  • Repairs and maintenance cost analysis.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of fixed assets on Syspro.
  • Completion of capex applications.
  • Asset disposals.
  • Ensure physical verification of assets occurs.
  • Responsible for recording and monitoring of CAPWIP.
  • Prepare applications for qualifying government grants.
  • Attend to all queries from applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Attend to queries on APDP BOM master files.
  • Track and finalise applicable grants to completion and collection of grants.
  • Analyse and interpret finance reports and statistical data.
  • Prepare financial reports and returns as required.
  • Generate information and reports for internal and external use.
  • Capture and maintain customer and raw material pricing against approved price lists.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ad hoc work as required from time to time.




  • Matric.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification - CIMA is advantageous.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience.
  • Expereince working on Syspro.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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