Cost & Management Accountant

Welwitschia Hospital

Welwitschia Hospital is recruiting a Cost & Management Accountant, in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
  • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization
  • Design and/or improve cost management processes, and use the appropriate costing methodologies to recognize, determine, accumulate, and report costs of activities
  • Work across departments to gather costing intelligence through interviews, reporting, and systems
  • Work with the Financial Manager, the Group Chief Financial Officer, and the finance department to implement and apply cost accounting policies and procedures
  • Liaise with supervisor /senior staff to ensure efficiency and best use of resources
  • Develop trusted working relationships by regularly meeting with key stakeholders and sharing business intelligence
  • Meet with colleagues across the organization to ensure a complete understanding of costing principles and the value of economies of scale
  • Design and deliver cost presentations for both internal and external use
  • Report on breakeven and constraint points for services
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements
  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect strategy, prices and profitability of products and/or services
  • Perform ad hoc service/department cost analysis to support the operations
  • Carry out financial analysis and investigation of costs to improve performance and support new opportunities
  • Provide information to support strategic decisions and provide advice and guidance on the implications of business decisions
  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings
  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results
  • Analyze any changes in goods or services provided and determine the effect on the cost
  • Analyze project costs and prepare regular variance reports comparing anticipated vs actual costs incurred
  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Ensure that data quality is fit-for-purpose
  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits
  • Prepare, improve and maintain Activity Reports
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual KPI reports as part of the Activity Report
  • Prepare and maintain departmental costs reports within the entity
  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation
  • Conduct physical inventory spot checks and monitor the inventory throughout the organization
  • Report on all areas of actual or potential cross-subsidy
  • Compile cost information to be used in operating budget preparation
  • Generate and report monthly valuation of inventory and ensure its accuracy
  • Monitor and verify accurate inventory transactions
  • Assist with monthly forecast and annual budget process
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field (essential)
  • CIMA / CGMA / ACCA Qualification will be an added advantage
  • Four (4) years of Cost Accounting work experience (essential)
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Solid cost systems background
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent report-writing, communication, and IT skills
  • Proficiency using spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Exposure to cost accounting, reporting and variance analysis
  • The ability to work appropriately with highly confidential, business-critical information
Desired Competencies:
  • We are looking for a Cost & Management Accountant who is a self-starter, problem-solver and statistic guru. Our ideal candidate must be detail-orientated and have excellent organizational, analytical, presentation and report-writing skills
  • The role requires an individual with exceptional stakeholder relationship management skills who can comfortably work under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines. We need someone professional, confident, meticulous and able to work on their own & as part of a team
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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