Cost Controller (Plant) (Ref: SMFC)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Alrode, Gauteng - Gauteng
Posted On Monday 4 November 2019
Job Description:

Our Client in the manufacturing industry, based in Alrode Gauteng is looking for a Cost Controller (plant) to join their team.

Please email applications to


Main job function

Direct, coordinate and prepare the financial budget and financial forecast for the plant 

Recommend benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance of division departments. 

Prepare, monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget. 

Monitor daily operations of the plant and its impact on the financial results  

Make recommendations to management based on monthly analysis in order to facilitate improvements at the plant 

Manage the preparation of financial results, outlooks and financial forecasts.  

Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions. 

Ensure compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements, 

Assist with the establishment and implementation of both short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.  

Responsible for maintaining fixed assets control process’s in this area as well as any fixed assets calculations and reports as required by the business 

Responsible for managing capital budget and capital return on investment decisions. 

Responsible for plant inventory, conducting periodic inventory calculations and physical inventories.

Responsible for assisting with any financial audit requirements or compliance work associated with this area of the business 

Responsible for engaging with operations teams and building solid rapport with plant managers and with those responsible for all the inventory and fixed assets at the plant


Fully CIMA qualified – ESSENTIAL – including Strategic Level


At least 2 years proven working experience as a Plant/Cost Controller

3 - 5 years of overall combined finance experience

Advanced degree in Accounting

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

Experience with SAP system

Excellent Excel Skills

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Sian Morgan – sian@armstrongappointments