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Associate Manager, Cost Accounting

Gurgaon, India Job ID 11536
Responsible for all day-to-day activities of the cost accounting function, supporting primarily South Asia Cluster. Act as the liaison between the Costing team and other functions including but not limited to Commercial, Procurement, Regional Technical Service and Global Category. Support delivered cost forecast, perform variance analysis between actual & standard costs and conduct financial analysis to assist management in decision making and help deliver the annual budget. This position provides leadership to the Costing team and reports to the APAC PS Finance Director.

Job Description:

  • Execute and govern the Standard cost policy & processes
  • Plan, organize and direct all the day to day activities of the Costing function for their respective Clusters & Categories and ensure all targets are met within the stipulated time
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of realistic and accurate standard costs
  • Ensure any cost analysis performed for APAC SKU’s is based on realistic assumptions. Partner with other functions to address any delivered profit gap versus expectations and drive delivered cost down
  • Provide financial support in cost saving projects, help identifying opportunities and determine cost impact
  • Coordinate the monthly closing activities by ensuring accurate recording of expenditure along with supporting reporting & analysis of major cost variances and lead the monthly financial review with the Cluster FD and Business Liaison Director
  • Provide inputs to the Budget & monthly S&OP, collaborating with internal partners on capturing and summarizing risks & opportunities with course corrective actions
  • Define & document regional procedures for all cost accounting activities and drive process excellence initiatives, focus improvement and Kikai initiatives
  • Ensure full SOAR control compliance within the team
  • Provide expertise to cross functional projects/initiatives

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