Cost Accountant – $100k-120k + super

Job Title:Cost Accountant – $100k-120k + super
Contract Type:Permanent
Permissions:No permission required to work in the country
Location:Eastern Suburbs Brisbane, Australia
Classification:Cost Accounting
Salary:$100k-120k + super
Contact Name:Sharlini Rajasingham
Contact Email:
Job Published:Friday, July 26, 2019
Start Date:

Job Description

  • ASX Listed; Top 200; National FMCG Manufacturing business
  • Attractive remuneration: $100k - $120k + super
  • Attractive remuneration: $100k - $120k + super

Location: Eastern Suburbs Brisbane
Salary: $100k – $120k + super
Role Benefit: Take a hands on role to support the influence of commercial decision-making with strength of your accounting knowledge while building your skills. Opportunity to have full P&L responsibility for a manufacturing site

Role overview
Reporting to the Finance Operations Manager, this Cost Accountant is primarily responsible for the product costing function for one of the largest national plants. On a day-to-day basis, this Cost Accountant will be responsible for all of the manufacturing accounting, including the set up and maintenance of standard costing models and the maintenance of Bill of Materials. The other 50% of the role will be focused on supporting other Plant Accountants with providing oversight and control over the completeness and accuracy of the manufacturing results, shaping insight led analysis to support key decision-making and contribute to the budgeting and forecasting cycles.

The key success factor will be your curiosity in understanding business drivers and using that to help drive performance and provide strong commercial control and accountability. This is an excellent opportunity where you will have the ability to drive improvements and efficiencies that will increase overall operational effectiveness of the business.


  • Setting up & maintaining standard product costs
  • Assist the Plant Accountants in their manufacturing costs analysis
  • Analysis of Inventory valuation & reporting
  • Regular updates to bill of materials ingredients and packaging costs
  • Ad-hoc cost scenario analysis
  • Working with operation to identify BOM and routing consistency issues
  • Shape insights around manufacturing variances such as material usage and purchase price variances, overhead recoveries etc.
  • Support the budgeting and forecast cycles
  • Provide ad hoc support to business profitability improvement initiatives, capital expenditure requests

Candidate Profile
You are ideally CA or CPA qualified with solid experience within a manufacturing plant environment where you are engaging with the operations teams. You bring a strength in knowing your numbers and driving accountability of results. Ideally, you are currently working as a Cost Accountant and are looking to join an organisation where you can grow into a Plant Manager.

Culture & Benefits
The company is going through growth; every day presents new and exciting challenges in a dynamic environment. People enjoy working for this organisation due to its commitment to excellence and continuous development. With a positive and resilient attitude, you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business who is dedicated to providing the best quality products.

  • ASX listed, brand name organisation, market leader in Australia
  • Generous Package: $100k – $120k + super
  • High performance culture in a supportive environment; parking on-site

If this sounds like you, please send your resume by clicking the “apply” link below addressing Sharlini Rajasingham, quoting reference number SRCA4910 in the subject line. Please allow for 3 – 5 working days for us to process all the applications. All applicants will receive feedback from us, either via email or a telephone call.

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