Finance, Tax, Debtors, Accountant, Creditors, Cost Controller, Finance Jobs, Reporting, SAP, SAGE, Business Analysis, Jobs, Employment, Recruitment, Hiring

Cost Controller – Finance | Johannesburg – Gauteng

Salary: R30-35K Basic Per Month + Benefits


Please Submit: Updated MS Word CV; RFL ALL Employment History Incl Current; Current Salary P/M; Recent semi-professional head and shoulders photograph of yourself

Purpose of Position:

Complement Recruitment are recruiting for a Cost Controller for a permanent position based in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The Cost Controller’s responsibility is to act as a business partner through providing professional business analysis and reporting services to the business, enabling cost effective financial planning and control; cashbook and reporting services. This role reports into the Financial Manager of Operations (FMO)

Knowledge & Experience Required

  • Matric; Relevant 3 Year Qualification,
  • 3 Years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, post-graduation
  • Cost controlling environment & Advanced Excel
  • Knowledge of computerised account systems (SAGE line 500 and SAP)
  • Own transport

Indicators for measuring the effectiveness of the job holder

  • Level of KPI achievement; Competency assessment
  • Feedback from leadership team; Personal Objectives
  • Value add addition through improved automation within business processes
  • Improved process efficiency

Main contacts for this job

  • Financial Manager: Operations
  • Financial Manager: Comment
  • Sales and Marketing; Supply Chain (Industrial, Procurement, PLW)
  • Finance

Roles, Skills & Attributes Required

  • Strong analytical skills; Logical and systematic approach
  • Strong Team Player
  • Strong work ethics and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Be able to work on own and take initiative
  • Good judgement skills
  • Be able to work with people from various backgrounds and different levels
  • Takes ownership for duties and delivering KPI’s
  • Influencing – / negotiation skills
  • Sense of urgency & Ability to clearly articulate business improvement concepts

Outputs & Accountabilities

  • Month end reporting, Prepare, review and analyse monthly results for operations and cost centre owners
  • Support the FMO in facilitating & performing month end procedures & reporting of the business unit’s results.
  • Prepare various reports and submit to Regional and local decision makers
  • Complete relevant reporting to external parties
  • Internal control:
  • The incumbent will be involved in the control of asset, inventory and general ledger accounts
  • Review and recommend improvements to current financial reporting processes and control environment as required by the business units
  • Maintaining and improve internal controls regarding business processes as required by FMO
  • Ensure sufficient controls regarding changes to master data
  • Documentation of Standard Operating Procedures
  • The incumbent will also be involved in the updating and recommending of financial policies/best practice
  • Business Analysis – Insightful analysis of business performance, enabling effective decision making
  • Ad hoc reviews and analysis of cost information
  • Continuously contribute to improve the operational interaction between all functions in the business
  • Formulate and communicate areas for improvements to stakeholders
  • Change facilitator; Inventory control
  • Co-ordinate and review inventory counts information and interpret results
  • Validate sign off and escalate and material inventory losses
  • Ensure sound control environment related to Inventory
  • Fixed Assets – Perform the Asset Management function of the Company
  • General ledger and Sub-Ledger reconciliations and clearance
  • Annual Budget Process:
  • Support the FMO and FMC in the annual budget process and processing budget inputs across all functions
  • Support the various stakeholders in preparation and presentation of their budget information
  • Identify opportunities to improve financial performance throughout the budget process
  • Cashbook – Perform the Cash Management function of the Company

Major results and/or performance levels expected out of the job

  • Act as a business partner through providing professional business analysis and reporting services to all business stakeholders.
  • Enabling cost effective financial planning and control providing the Company with
  • Financial Control and advisory services by:
  • Pro-active identification of problem areas
  • Advice on financial control and processes
  • Financial studies, e.g. Feasibility Studies
  • Accurate budget representation on the ERP and analysis
  • Prepare financial performance results for works managers as per the agreed deadline
  • Conduct month-end costing and variance analysis for the Business Unit
  • All GL accounts, including inventory accounts for the region are reconciled & cleared off on a monthly basis
  • Identify advice/consultation opportunities during the execution of outputs, e.g.;
  • Scheduled and Ad-hoc report completeness, accuracy and timeliness
  • Perform the Cash Management function of the Company by:
  • Downloading bank statements and emailing to internal sales on a daily basis
  • Importing of bank statements in to Sage
  • Request for transfer of funds into different accounts
  • Bank reconcile of bank accounts
  • Resolving queries on bank reconciliation
  • Liaising with bank re queries
  • Liaising with other departments within Finance to clear reconciling items
  • Liaising with plants and depots re cash deposits, allocation and queries
  • Report daily cash balances to Financial Director
  • Perform the Asset Management function of the Company by:
  • Fixed Assets Processing, Capex and Extraordinary Maintenance tracking
  • Monthly preparation of the Fixed Asset Reconciliation
  • Maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Clearing of the Extraordinary Maintenance in Z to the sites on a monthly basis

As per our Clients request, EE Applicants will be first option for this role, taking into account skills & experience.

Find Us on Social Media

Subscribe to Job Alerts –

Please Note: Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. Should you not meet the minimum requirements or hear from us within 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.