Management Cost Accountant


Our client a medium-sized national food manufacturer, with production facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, is looking for a Management Cost Accountant. This position will report to the Head of Finance and will be based in Cape Town.


  • 4 years of formal tertiary studies in total in management and cost accounting, CIMA/CA(SA) or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), or postgraduate qualification in cost and management accounting
  • At least 5 years of work experience, preferably in food manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management & Cost Accounting System (incl. Policies & Procedures)

To develop, utilise and refine the cost accounting system and its MIS capabilities. To consistently further the availability of meaningful information for financial & business decision-making.

  • Costing Coordination & Control Services

To manage the costing processes and inputs at various stages, so as to enable cost optimisation and control. To direct and guide managers/executives in the effective analysis and management of costs.

  • Information, Reporting & Advisory Services

To agree on and provide various reports, information, and advice and guide the use and understanding of information across managerial and cost-control staff, as well as furthering business understanding throughout

Competencies/Skills Required in:

  • Costing systems/methods
  • Financial ratio/indices formulation & analysis at business and operational level
  • Business process analysis
  • Constructive questioning & reflection
  • Forecasting/projections analyses
  • Financial/business MIS/IT understanding, communication & advising
  • Value chain analysis
  • Financial scenario conceptualisation

Key characteristics required:

  • Highly analytical and systematic
  • Good logical reasoning ability
  • Ideational/innovation capacity and ability to look at different perspectives in situations
  • Facts and interpretation oriented
  • Determined, tenacious/ resilient, constructive in approach to problems and challenges (solutions oriented)
  • Proactive

To apply please send your CV to Arnout Bester at

Should you not receive correspondence from us within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing date: 20 July 2022

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