Cost Accountant
Workforce Group
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
1d ago

Job SummaryWe are looking for a Cost Accountant to join our accounting department. You’ll be responsible for performing cost analyses and preparing budget reports.

You should possess excellent analytical skills along with the ability to combine different data and calculate profit margins.

Our ideal candidate should also be able to create detailed reports that present cost-effective solutions for our company.

Ultimately, you should build updated databases and manage cost information to maximize profitability for our company.Job Responsibilities Collect cost information and maintain an expenses databaseConstruct data accumulation systemsDetermine fixed costs (e.

g. salaries, rent and insurance)Plan and record variable costs (e.g. purchases of raw material and operations costs)Review standard and actual costs for inaccuraciesPrepare budgeting reports (for the company and for each department)Analyze and report profit marginsPrepare (monthly, quarterly and annual) cost forecastsAssisting in month-end and year-end closingIdentify and recommend cost-effective solutionsRequirementsBSc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant studyThorough knowledge of accounting proceduresIn-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)Experience with accounting software, like FreshBooks and ZohoComputer literacy, MS Excel in particular (familiarity with VLOOKUPs and pivot tables)Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detailStrong time management skillsIntegrity, with an ability to handle confidential informationACCA / ACA CertifiedMInimum of 7 Years experience

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