11 Sep 2019

Senior Cost Accountant (Direct Labour) at G4S

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The key purpose of the role is work force capacity management which entails the dynamic and strategic management of future labour capacity requirements. The role will be required to:

  • Interact with Operations, Sales and Human Resources departments to plan for future capacity requirements;
  • Streamline business processes between various departments to facilitate the production of coherent management information relating to direct labour;
  • Review and analyse direct costs, with specific focus on direct labour cost by applying analysis and critical thinking to identify cost savings opportunities;
  • Provide cost information to assist management with the calculation of costs for tenders and quotes.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning of headcount requirement: interact with Operations, Sales and Human Resources departments to identify future capacity requirements
  • Analyzing actual headcount in relation to required headcount and deriving action plans for headcount management
  • Calculating the optimal wage cost for the business
  • Performing a monthly wage cost analysis to identify reasons for variances between optimal and actual cost
  • Distributing wage cost analysis to Operations, Sales, Finance and Human Resources
  • Deriving action plans for wage cost management
  • Communicating plans to various stakeholders and tracking the implementation of these plans and actions
  • Scheduling of leave for direct Labour force in accordance with available leave balances
  • Maintaining and providing cost information to the Sales and Commercial departments for use in bids and quotes
  • Providing cost information to the sales teams for PI calculations and assist with calculation of optimal price increases (PIs)
  • Create, update and manage physical customer files with contracts, contract schedules, important correspondence, costings, quotations, etc.
  • Maintenance and distribution of the contract register for all service lines
  • Uploading financial packs relating to direct labour information
  • Responsible for the production of the monthly reconciliation of accounts receivable, operations (EasyRoster) and payroll (triangle balancing) to meet GFC standards
  • Provide budget input for direct labour costs and compare actual results to budget / forecast and identify reasons for variances
  • Provide assistance with developing business plans and models
  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementation and monitoring of the departmental safety plans for each year.

Qualifications

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum B. Com degree in Finance / Cost Accounting / Management Accounting
  • 2 to 5 years financial management and/or cost accounting experience would be deemed suitable for the level of the position
  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards
  • Deep understanding of accounting and ERP systems
  • Knowledge of how to perform reconciliations
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of different costing principles
  • Working knowledge around direct labour management preferred

Skills and Attributes

  • MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)
  • Analytical skills
  • Working with complexity and large volumes of data
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Managing conflict
  • Delivering  efficiency
  • Delivering performance
  • Managing professionally
  • Time management
  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Acting professionally
  • Driving change
  • Leading people
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and coo-operating
  • Working across function

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