Cost Accountant

 Location: West Lothian
 Salary: £40-45,000 + Benefits
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

This Cost Accountant job near Edinburgh is a really good opportunity for an experienced accountant to join a leading manufacturing business in a value add role.  As Cost Accountant, you’ll be instrumental to the success of the finance team and the overall organisation where your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing systems to ensure improvements to accounting procedures
  • Responsibility for preparing standard product costings
  • Variance analysis and profit evaluation
  • Assisting with month end process and preparation of monthly board pack
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Carrying out analysis of investments
  • Reporting on inventory
  • Identifying cost savings and reporting on inefficiencies
  • Directly managing one individual in the finance team
  • Liaising with auditors

Person specification:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Understanding and experience of profit evaluation and improvements
  • Can-do personality with an analytical mind

In return, a generous benefits package is on offer as is an excellent working environment in a very exciting sector.


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Associate Director - Accountancy and Finance

Ivan McGeorge

Ivan joined Meraki Talent's Edinburgh office in 2016 and recruits into Scotland's accountancy and finance markets. With over 20 years of experience, Ivan is a senior recruiter and has covered a broad range of industries and sectors. Ivan specialises in “Head of”, “Director” and “Partner” level vacancies and has successfully managed a number of senior appointments on a retained basis, including roles up to and including Chief Executive level.