Job Vacancy: Cost Analysis Accountant

Our Ref: 959372904
Location: Ebbw Vale
Salary: £35K to £47K

  • Ensure that the day-to-day operation of the ledger function and cash books are operating correctly, by reviewing the output of the ledger supervisor.
  • Build / Review analysis on the cost of the business, and review and understand these costs with a view to updating the rolling forecast.
  • Ensure all base transactions are processed accurately and on time.

Budgeting / Forecasting
  • Review and analyse the costing and trend data prepared by all teams to check accuracy, completeness and to question underlying trends. Assist as necessary in developing these analyses.
  • Build KPI’s on performance using the data above and compare to the budgets / forecasts and ensure that the movements are understood so that forecasts etc can be rebased.
  • Set the monthly analysis timetable and ensure that all workload is completed.
  • Assist in other areas of the budgeting and forecasting, as necessary.
  • Build the monthly cash flow forecast from the rolling forecast.
  • Review the cash balances to ensure that these are in line with predictions.

Ledgers & Cash Books
  • Oversee and verify the output of the ledger team, assisting where needed.
  • Oversee and verify the output of the cashier function, assisting where needed.
  • Monitor the actual cash balance versus the forecast.
  • Processing of expenses and credit cards, and analysis on the spend.
  • Build all spend analysis, including the
  • Department actual v budgets
  • The Cost analysis of the operational departments
  • Other dimension driven cost analysis

  • Assist in the setting and development of processes.
  • Assist in the finance team office management.
  • Work with the team on system and process improvements.  

Outputs required
  • Data set to update the rolling forecasts.
  • Monthly departmental actual v budgets, plus spend report.
  • Monthly 14 week cash flow forecast, and weekly comparisons of actual v budgets
  • Monthly Suite of validations on the ledger balances
  • Stats and KPI’s on the ledger throughputs
  • Cash book review documents
  • Expense file for payroll depts
  • Monthly analysis timetable
  • KPI’s on cost trends
  • Quarterly review on spends approval routes.

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