Cost Accountant at a Prominent Fast Food Company

Job Description

  • We 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.


  • Collect cost information and maintain an expenses database.
  • Construct data accumulation systems.
  • Determine 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 inaccuracies.
  • Prepare budgeting reports (for the company and for each department)
  • Analyze and report profit margins.
  • Prepare (monthly, quarterly and annual) cost forecasts.
  • Assisting in month-end and year-end closing.
  • Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions Advising executives and upper management on appropriate costing based on financial data.
  • Managing the company’s balance sheet and accounting books.
  • Collecting and analyzing data about a company’s operational costs.
  • Setting standard costs of manufactured goods

Requirements and Skills

  • B.Sc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant study.
  • 10 – 15 years cognate experience in a well structured organisation.
  • You are a Qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • You have prior experience in handling the full spectrum of Accounting functions which include Costing Accounting, Full Set, Budget & Forecasting and Reporting.
  • Proven work experience as a Cost Accountant, Cost Analyst, or similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of Accounting procedures.
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Accounting software, like Navision ERP.
  • Computer literacy, MS Excel in particular (familiarity with VLOOKUPs and pivot tables).
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application and updated CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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