Factory Accountant-Government jobs in Ottery | Professional Recruitment Network jobs 2022

  • Full Time
  • Ottery
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

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Our client is looking for an experienced Factory Accountant to join their growing team.

The focus for the position is the following:

  • Reporting on sales, cost of sales and margins
  • Reporting on factory costs, including despatch
  • Providing financial awareness to production and despatch departments
  • Maintaining a commercial awareness of factory and despatch cost drivers as part of the Costing process
  • Stock management, including full responsibility for stock count & accuracy in the ERP System
  • Participating in budget preparation
  • Overseeing/reviewing weekly wages and supplying weekly wage report to departments


Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Financial Manager, responsibilities include:

Stock counts:

  • Co-ordinating monthly stock count procedures
  • Counting team training
  • Compiling monthly stock count file
  • Importing count numbers
  • Posting stock cards
  • Processing miscellaneous adjustments
  • Processing, recording and reporting stock adjustments
  • Overseeing Goods-in-transit account

Inventory Valuation / Costing:

  • Processing monthly Inventory valuation
  • Monthly standard cost update based on BOM’s
  • Inventory reconciliation and variance analysis
  • Monthly calculation and monitoring of factory overhead recoveries

Works Orders:

  • Exporting and Importing Close Status
  • Closing and Costing works orders
  • Facilitating material changes on works orders

Monthly journals:

  • Processing Sales journal to reallocate sales and cost of sales to manufacturing site
  • Processing all intersite journals for cross charges
  • Processing any related general journals


  • Overseeing/reviewing weekly wages
  • Supplying weekly wage report to departments
  • Understanding cost drivers and departmental classifications

Other Factory Costs:

  • Understanding indirect Cost of Sales e.g. Print Consumables, Environmental Levies etc.
  • Understanding the other indirect costs and their drivers (ie, W&E, maintenance, consumables)
  • Understanding the fixed vs. variable contributors to factory costs

Transport (oversee Finance Administrator):

  • Understanding the transport routes, available commercial vehicles and third party suppliers
  • Understanding the packing/stacking methods for optimum utilisation
  • Understanding the time schedules for efficient transport solution

Monthly reporting

  • Margin reporting and analysis for stock and packaging
  • Inventory and packaging adjustments by site
  • Graphs and summaries for dashboard inclusion
  • Departmental management information
  • Dashboards e.g. Print Consumables
  • ‘Tier 2’ general ledger reporting on particularly factory and warehouse costs
  • Balance sheet reconciliations for stock & fixed assets
  • Schedule and journal preparation for month end procedures


  • Data collection
  • Extracting / preparing costing data (financial and operational) from the ERP system (Sage X3) and Qlikview to be used for reporting purposes
  • Assessing the need for and managing notional financial costs and / or operational hours for scenario planning purposes
  • Creating / reviewing, recommending and implementing the internal controls needed for accurate costing data accumulation and reporting and conducting related internal audits if required
  • Data Analysis
  • Assess accuracy, integrity and reasonability of costing data, also in light of generally accepted accounting practices; and if necessary manage correction
  • Considering and addressing concepts inherent to activity based costing such as machine capacities / constraints, productivity, time and motion studies, breakeven analysis, variance analysis, work and cost centers etc.
  • Evaluating changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost and ultimately, selling price
  • Maintaining the costing model that generates cost rates per driver e.g. machine rates, packaging, delivery etc. and the Polymer Costing model 
  • Overseeing the standard costs and bills of material
  • Reviewing for and recommending cost saving initiatives


  • Participating in budget preparation
  • X3 finance team lead, including system administrator, report writing and ad-hoc support
  • Performing additional tasks as required from time to time


Desired Experience & Qualification

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Tertiary finance degree (minimum) – B.Com preferred (also consider CIMA)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment in a factory/production accountant role
  • Sage X3 ERP strongly preferred
  • Advanced Excel (e.g. in-depth understanding of pivot tables and data manipulation)


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