Manufacturing Accountant

Wales, Swansea
£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous hols/hybrid working
24 Nov 2022
22 Dec 2022
Jackie Taylor
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Well established fast growth manufacturer in Swansea with an exciting future. Brand new Manufacturing Accountant role providing a much needed link between Operations and Manufacturing. Reporting directly to the Operations Director the key responsibilities are broad and include:


  • Costing of BOMs
  • Standard costing review
  • Production order review and reconciliation
  • Investigation of monthly P&L valuation differences (e. stock gains and losses)
  • Labour absorption rate maintenance


  • Monitoring of high-risk stock locations (e. to cover risk of inaccuracy)
  • Consignment stock reconciliation (to customer sales reports) * Intercompany inventory/asset movement reconciliation
  • Produce a master monthly stock report, covering:
  • Obsolescence
  • Slow moving stock
  • Lead times
  • Details of overstocked components
  • Details of difficult to obtain components
  • Involvement in perpetual and year-end inventory counts
  • GRNI (Goods Received Not Invoiced) clearing
  • GIT (Goods In Transit) reconciliation
  • WIP (Work in Progress) clearing
  • Audit of MRP (Materials Requirement Planning) /purchasing against existing stock levels


  • Review of scrap write-off
  • Weekly meeting with Quality department on defective stock and quarantine location activity
  • Act as lead for suppler reclaims and associated meetings


  • Drive optimisation of Production (& Warehouse if necessary) processes and controls with regards to SAP usage
  • Assisting production department with SAP difficulties
  • System utilisation - continuous improvement:
  • Identify need for, and arrange, training where required
  • Look at more efficient ways of using the system for production
  • Ensure smooth implementation of hardware upgrades (e. PDAs)
  • Optimisation of reports in use

The ideal candidate will have manufacturing accounting/factory accounting experience and experience of the core areas of the role ie costing, stock management, ERP utilisation for management. SAP experience would be beneficial, although not essential; however the successful candidate will need to be system savvy within the context of manufacturing.

You may be a fully qualified Accountant, ideally achieved through the CIMA route, although we are also keen on those who are "qualified by experience." You must be prepared to act as a true business partner between Operations and Finance.

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