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Manufacturing Cost Accountant

Dept: Finance

Location: Maitland

29 September 2020

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

1. Develop Manufacturing analysis reports and analyzing variance

  • WIP Variances (Yield and Cost)
  • Manufacturing Cycle and Changeover Time
  • Through Put (standards per unit)
  • Capacity Utilization
  • OEE
  • Schedule or Production Attainment
  • Wastage
  • OTIF

2. Assisting in the improvement in internal controls related to inventory and manufacturing movement 

3. Verify accurate costs

4. Monitoring inventory transactions and ensuring ERP live and accurate

5. Implementation and management of periodic stock counts

6. Implementation and management of recovery costs within BOMs

7. Assisting in implementation and then management of barcoding system.

8. Assist in Month End closing

9. Special projects as required 

Quality & Skills

  • Strong communication skills and able to work within a team
  • Honesty
  • Technical Competency (analytical and numerate)
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Determination and Persistence
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Eager and willing to add to their knowledge base and skills


  •  Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Finance or Cost Accounting
  •  2 - 5 years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment
  • An understanding of GMP and HACCP
  • Is flexible and able to work as part of a team.
  • Advanced user in MS Excel
  • Syspro experience advantageous

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


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