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Cost Accountant Merchant Services - 4 Month FTC

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Our client is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Cost Accountant to join their team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to use your accounting skills in a challenging environment, where you will be responsible for running the costing model to accurately determine and analyse costs at both activity and customer levels. You will also have the chance to assist with pricing/profitability requests and other ad hoc tasks. This position is based in the vibrant city of Johannesburg.

What you'll do:

As a Cost Accountant, you will play a crucial role in our client's financial operations. Your primary responsibility will be running the costing model, which requires meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical skills. You will also be tasked with segmenting these costs to other areas or business units within the bank, requiring excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach. Additionally, you will perform staff reconciliations, assist with pricing/profitability requests, and respond to other ad hoc requests as needed.

  • Running the costing model to accurately determine and analyse costs at both activity and customer levels
  • Segmenting these costs to other areas/business units within the bank
  • Gaining a thorough understanding of the costs involved in various activities
  • Performing staff reconciliations, including payroll declarations
  • Assisting with pricing/profitability requests
  • Responding to other ad hoc requests as needed

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Cost Accountant role will bring a strong academic background in accounting or finance, coupled with practical experience in running an activity-based costing model within a banking environment. Proficiency in Excel is essential for this role, as well as knowledge of SQL. Additional qualifications such as CIMA would set you apart from other candidates. You should be detail-oriented, analytical, and able to work collaboratively within a team.

  • A BCom degree in Accounting, Finance, or Costing is required
  • 1-3 years of experience in running an activity-based costing model in a banking environment is essential
  • Proficiency in Excel is necessary
  • Knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language) is beneficial
  • Additional qualifications such as CIMA would be advantageous

What sets this company apart:

Our client is renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation. They offer an inclusive work environment that values diversity and encourages professional growth. Their employees are given opportunities for continuous learning and development, ensuring they stay at the forefront of their respective fields. The company also places great emphasis on work-life balance, offering flexible working arrangements to accommodate different lifestyles.

What's next:

If you're ready to take the next step in your career, don't hesitate!

Apply today by clicking on the link. We can't wait to hear from you!

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Banking & Financial Services

Focus: Finance & Accounting

Industry: Banking

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Location: Johannesburg

Job Reference: 0AJ2JC-DDEB4F3D

Date posted: 03 June 2024

Consultant: Jason Mackenzie

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