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Full-time Costing Jnr Manager

at Standard Bank of South Africa in Johannesburg

Job Title: Jnr Manager - Costing
Job # 1530650/4231: (Standard Bank of South Africa)
Johannesburg Gauteng (South Africa)
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Depending on business need, ensure the design, development and maintenance of costing models in order to provide costing and productivity information required by business;
Ensure that all costing models are built on sound cost & management accounting principles and methodologies.
Fully accountable for ensuring and verifying the accuracy of all data inputs for the accurate modeling of costing models.
Ensure the availability of accurate costing information required in supporting the strategic vision and objectives of the Business Partner/s including secondary stakeholders.
Fully accountable for producing detailed standard costing reports to all stakeholders timeously and accurately.
The role will support Business Partners to plan, co-ordinate and manage their business from a costing perspective.

In providing this service the incumbent will need to work closely with both the business and finance as delivery of appropriate support will depend on effective team work, co-operation and segregation of duties.

The prime customers (Business Partner) of the incumbent are the Directors and executive heads: Operations Shared Services, Group Operations Shared Services, Finance Heads Group Ops, all Heads of Departments in Group Operations Shared Services, Outsourced Production and Finance Heads and Managers for Group Operations Shared Services and Outsourced Production.
Play a second-in-charge role to the Senior Costing Manager - GOSS.
Play a supervisory role to the junior staff members in the Operations Shared Services costing work stream.
Understanding the business of the business partner and ensure pro-active management of change by effecting the changes in the cost modelling.
Influence and inform operational projects by participating in research and development of alternatives, solutions, measures, outputs, etc when required.
Develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with all business partners, secondary stakeholders such as Product, Process and Pricing functions, with regards to Business Unit being serviced.

1. Business Partner Engagement:

Work closely with the Business Partner to gain a better understanding of business in order to deliver better costing services.
Engage with business, finance stakeholders and secondary stakeholders to identify needs and design + develop suitable solutions and costing models in line with sound business principles and using appropriate costing methodologies.
Provide Costing inputs to the Group Ops Exco, and all the GOSS & Outsourced Production including attending manco meetings.
Manage expectations, business deliverables and relationships through proactive, regular meetings and constant communication.
Manage resolution of Costing queries and escalation of issues, possible non- adherence to deadlines and outstanding deliverables.
Manage the delivery of ad-hoc costing requests to ensure that they are delivered quickly without negatively impacting on the core delivery.

National Diploma in Costing Management or equivalent qualificaiton

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


SAP PCM experience
Three years experience in Costing


financial analysis techniques including comparative analysis, trend analysis and ratio analysis
Accounting principles & Budget planning and reviews
cost & management accounting principles
knowledge of analytical techniques and quantitative methodologies;
cost model development and techniques
Transfer pricing - required
process engineering will be advantageous

Standard Bank is a South African-based financial services company with a global presence. Standard Bank believes that it is through their people that they will succeed and that only by working together will they make their offering to its customers. Standard Bank - Moving Forward.

Deadline: 08/08/2013.

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