Senior Cost Accountant

Job description

Role: Senior Cost Accountant

Contract: Permanent

Location: Galway City

Industry: Medical Device


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the development of raw materials, work in process and finished goods standards.
  • Performs the reconciliation of inventory between the general ledger and the computerized perpetual system (Oracle).
  • Develops and reports methods of evaluating company profitability and costs for Senior Management.
  • Develops costing methods and systems for manufacturing divisions.
  • Development of Direct Labour Standards for each product.
  • Develops the Overhead Application Rate to be used by the product line based on direct labour.
  • Works with the Operations Department to develop systems and controls to track the movement of inventory and improve accuracies.
  • Assists in the implementation and development of an MRP II system.
  • Develops systems to improve departmental efficiencies.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as required.


Key Requirements


  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 4 + years of demonstrated process cost accounting experience.
  • Ability to work well under pressure. Effectively and consistently meet time deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs
  • Must be self-motivated and has excellent communication skills.
  • A basic understanding of Activity-based costing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others.


To apply for this position please send your CV in confidence to Ciara Darcy, Principal Recruitment Consultant – or call 091-455309 Please note; your CV will not be forwarded to a third party prior to the role being discussed in full with you.

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