Cost & Management Accountant

by | Jan 7, 2022 | Careers, Finance | 0 comments

Permanent Position

Sakata Seed Southern Africa is an ISO 9001: 2015- accredited company, supplying high quality horticultural seed within sub-Saharan Africa. As a local subsidiary of leading international company, Sakata Seed Corporation, we are passionate about Quality, Reliability and Service. Representing the company in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Company seeks to appoint a well-presented, professional team player in the Finance Department.

Key Performance Areas

Inventory & Costing

  • Std cost variance analysis , financial reporting & posting of month end journals.
  • Std cost variance analysis – monthly & YTD report
  • Sales & cost reporting – monthly & YTD
  • GP analysis by product category
  • Monthly inventory reconciliation to GL – WIP and Finished goods
  • Calculate , prepare & present annual std cost submission
  • Compute costs by analysing existing data and year on year data available
  • Maintain costing integrity in ERP system including assisting with bill of material / production cost calculations.
  • Implementation and monitoring of internal controls around inventory to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records
  • Prepare and maintain excess inventory on a monthly basis
  • Adhoc investigations with respect to inventory , Std costs & Gross margin variances
  • Prepare all audit requirements with respect to STD costs , inventory , sales / gross margin analysis
  • Fixed assets & capital expenditure
  • Fixed assets accounting entries monthly including additions, disposals, and depreciation
  • Maintain integrity of Fixed asset register
  • Prepare all audit requirements
  • Prepare capital expenditure applications & ROI calculations.

Insurance portfolio

  • Administer & maintain company insurance portfolio
  • Liaise with Insurers on insurance claims status and report monthly
  • Assist with preparation & submit all respective insurance claims Adhoc
  • Internal audit when required
  • Any adhoc request
  • Specific Requirements
  • Finance related qualification
  • Production or manufacturing environment experience is essential and non-negotiable
  • 4-5 years costing experience in production or manufacturing
  • Someone who is methodical, hardworking and can work well meeting tight deadlines
  • Someone who works well with limited management, taking accountability for the specific function
  • Good communications skills
  • Culture fit with the Sakata team is very important and will be assessed in interviews
  • Proficient in Microsoft, advance Excel skills required
  • Business-oriented, with excellent English communication skills
  • Must be a SA citizen
  • Own vehicle essential

Should you meet the requirements, please send your CV to

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2022.

Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.