Cost Accountant

Full Time Closes: January 22, 2023

VACANCY – COST ACCOUNTANT
A company in the hospitality industry, specializing in conferencing, events, restaurants and rooms, is looking to hire a Cost Accountant. Applications are invited from suitably candidates to fill this position.
Job Summary
The Cost Accountant is a key member of the accounting staff, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for providing support to management for assessing business expenses and preparing optimised budget plans, in collaboration with other accounting and operations staff
Key Performance Areas
1. Collecting and analysing data on operational costs
2. Reviewing food and beverage costs
3. Developing and analysing costing standards
4. Analysing sales, cost of sales and profit margins
5. Analysing cost of business processes and policies, and recommending  changes where required
6. Advising management on appropriate costing, based on financial data
7. Preparing budget plans
8. Giving support to other accounting staff where need arises
Qualifications
a) Degree in accounting or equivalent
b) CIMA or equivalent professional qualification
c) ZICA Membership
Work Experience

At least five (5) years of cost accounting work experience
Experience in similar companies will be an advantage

Competencies
i) Accounting skills
ii) Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
iii) Attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
iv) Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
v) Ability to work independently and as part of a team
vi) Excellent documentation, communication and IT skills
vii) Outstanding work ethic,
Benefits
The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed term contract of one (1) year, renewable subject to performance. On offer is an attractive remuneration package which is competitive with similar companies
Application Procedure
Applications should be submitted by Sunday, 22nd  January 2023. The company is an equal opportunity employer and both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Qualified and interested candidates must send their detailed CV and cover letter to:  [email protected]
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

recruit.brianmwale@gmail.com
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