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Senior Cost Accountant

  • Dong Nai
  • Experienced (Non - Manager)
  • 700 - 900 USD
  • Accounting / Auditing / Tax, Administrative / Clerical, Finance / Investment
  • Unlimited

Job Description

Reporting to the Country Controller and working closely with the plant processing and sales team and regional headquarters in Singapore, this role is accountable for:
Planning, Organization and Directing
1.    Plan, organize and lead the team in ensuring that all activities of the cost accounting area are done timely and with good quality
2.    Manage day to day operations to ensure month end closing and reporting are done to facilitate the closing of the books by the Financial Accounting team
3.    Proactive analysis of variances and communication of issues and opportunities to operations management
4.    Management and maintenance of standard costs
5.    Prepare monthly plant processing P&L reporting and yearly budget
6.    Work with Regional Production Manager and Regional Finance in SGP to define policies and procedures necessary for ensuring all cost accounting activities are done correctly and in accordance with Group policies and SOX requirements
Data Collection
1.    Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system
2.    Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems
1.    Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts
2.    Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues
3.    Update standard costs in the bill of materials (if required)
4.    Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies and material variances and set up action plans to manage the variance 
5.    Review slow moving stocks against purchase 
6.    Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
7.    Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
8.    Support in the valuation of inventory at quarter end. 
1.    Report on breakeven points by products, plant and process
2.    Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances
3.    Analyze capital budgeting or special plant project requests for the plant and evaluate impact on our processing costs 
4.    Any other relevant ad-hoc projects/ tasks


Job Requirement

  • Minimum 8+ years of plant and cost accounting experience of which at least 5+ years must be in similar senior executive capacity in a large local manufacturing/production environment or medium size MNC
  • Internationally recognized and relevant Accounting/Business/professional degree
  • Must be able to converse and write in English 
  • Those with LEAN / Six Sigma training would be added advantage 
  • Experience with ERP system is a must
  • Requires good analytical, organization skills 
  • Requires good people and communication skills as it is very important for this role to be able to work effectively with a multi-department team



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