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Cost Accountant - IT

Financial Manager - IT
Blue Label Distribution - Sandton
Location / Operation:
Blue Label Distribution - Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa
Friday, 23 April 2021


  • Bachelors Degree in Finance / Accounting


  • Minimum 4 years' experience in similar role

The cost accountant is responsible to compile and assess the Technology financial data. Advise management about operations and costs for the Division. Review information to evaluate the financial performance of the Division. The cost accountant is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The cost accountant must also construct and monitor those data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Financial Management and Control

  • Track progress against budgets within established finance systems and report variances to more senior colleagues.

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system.
  • Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems.

Financial Analysis

  • Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses.
  • Report on breakeven points by products, subsidiary, and systems.
  • Report on margins by product and division. 
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances.
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests.
  • Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing group.

Insights and Reporting

  • Contribute to the preparation of various financial data and analytics reports.


  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts on hardware and assets.
  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues.
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials.
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies.
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close.
  • Revise the reserve for obsolete inventory as needed.
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Work with the Finance Team to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory.


  • Set an example through personal quality and productivity standards and ways of working with others.
  • Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
  • Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organisational and team needs


  • Minimum 4 years' experience in similar role

Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance / Accounting

Behavioural attributes
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Manages Complexity
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Collaborates
  • Business Insight
  • Financial Acumen
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Customer Focus
  • Instills Trust
  • Situational Adaptability

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