George Houston Resources Limited

Financial/Cost Accountant

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George Houston Resources Limited is recruiting for Full time Financial/Cost Accountant

Job Description

George Houston Resources Limited - Our client in the fabricated steel manufacturing sector is seeking an experienced candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Financial/Cost Accountant


Job Description

  • The Financial/Cost accountant’s responsibility will entail overseeing and analyzing cost expenditures and purchases within the organization.
  • The cost accountant will review existing purchases and recommend new cost-efficient and financially feasible options, and oversee purchasing costs.


  • Carry out detail analyses of production cost (raw material, machine hour, man hour) and monitor same to ensure all cost or expenditure are captured and properly recorded.
  • Check all finished products or work in progress to determine actual production cost and report any detected variance to the management for appropriate decision.
  • Accurate prediction of relevant costs and time line for delivery of products to clients/customers.
  • Carry out regular market survey to determine the local and international materials cost and advise management appropriately e.t.c.
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost.
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs.
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System.
  • Assisting in Month end close of General Ledger.
  • Conducts physical inventories and monitors cycle count program.
  • Reconciles finished goods inventories.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Minimum of 5 years of Financial/Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
  • Must have a strong cost accounting background and excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements.
  • Professional certifications in ICAN/ACCA.
  • Computer Literate – Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word.
  • Experience with ERP Navision a plus.
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards.
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

Key Skills/Compentence

  • Accurate and precise, attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Strategic thinking and strong execution skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to work in a team.

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a copy of their CV electronically

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About George Houston Resources Limited
George Houston Resources Limited (GHR) Is A Human Resource Development And Management Consulting Firm Registered In Nigeria.GHR assists organizations to achieve their corporate visions and objectives through integrated, strategic and solution-oriented HR consulting services using best-practice methodologies We Provide Our Clients With Services That Will Ensure That Their Staffing Needs Are Being Addressed In A Timely And Effective Manner Through Recruitment, Consulting, Training, Technology And ...
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Job Summary
May 4, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 5years
May 10, 2019
Finance / Accounting
Manufacturing / Production
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