Management Accountant (Costing)

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Philippines is recruiting on behalf of well-trusted global innovators in the sustainable paper and board packaging solutions industry. Our respected client is seeking a Management Accountant with solid knowledge in cost accounting or product costing in the manufacturing industry. The job is based in Taguig City, Philippines.

Job Summary:

The Management Accountant will identify, analyze, manage, and make recommendations to optimize the drivers which deliver the efficiencies to the manufacturing operations. This role provides high-quality direction based on analysis and investigation accompanied by strong follow-up to profit improvement and cost reduction.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • The accurate completion, prudent commercial analysis, and timely delivery of all operations financial reporting of the Philippines branch
  • Prepare, analyze, and report gross margin analysis and assist in month-end closing
  • Manufacturing cost accounting involves investigation, analysis of costs and variances, follow-up, and reporting.
  • Management and maintenance of the operations budgeting process of the Philippines branch
  • Tight management of cost control ensuring that operating and capital expenditure is approved strictly in compliance with the company policy and authority levels.
  • Drive accountability for adherence to standard practice back through the management team to ensure the provision of accurate information and the appropriate use of reports prepared for the business.
  • Sponsoring and delivering change management programs to the manufacturing operations focusing on improvements in inefficiencies and costs.
  • Analyze variance of cumulative works orders
  • Prepare and analyze labor, material, and burden/overhead usage reports
  • Raw material and WIP reporting (including aging), analysis inventory evaluation, and inventory roll forward
  • Assist production management in the interpretation and analysis of factory activity.
  • Analyze cost accounting data and perform regular cycle count on consumables/other raw materials
  • Manage the petty cash for the operations group while maintaining internal control documentation and testing internal control
  • Prepare collateral reporting and assist in special projects as required
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others
  • Perform other tasks that management may assign from time to time.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Accountancy
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • At least 5-10 years of working experience in the cost accounting field
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry and top 700 corporations is a must.
  • Exceptional analytical ability including translating analysis to action
  • Must understand product costing using an ERP system
  • High level of interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively and positively with personnel at all levels in the organization
  • Must have experience in ERP systems preferably MFG-pro.
  • Detailed oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills,
  • Knowledgeable in generally accepted accounting principles and practices, computerized systems, and understanding of the current political and business environment.
  • Ability to think out of the box; Spearheading high-impact initiatives; Anticipation of potential problems and resolution of problems,
  • Strong personal accountability for driving and delivering on targets and deadlines
  • Solid cost system background
  • Must have good leadership skills and effective communication.
  • Can start as soon as possible / within a month,
  • Willing to be assigned in Taguig City.

* ERP system - MFG-Pro
* Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
The direct reporting relationship is to the Finance and Commercial Manager with a strong functional alignment with the Country Operations Manager in the Philippines
Close peer and support relationships with the operations and the finance/commercial functions of the Philippines branch