Our client seeks an Assistant to the Cost Accountant on a full time basis within the Spalding area. We are looking for someone with good excel skills for data manipulation including Pivot tables, lookups etc. Attention to detail The ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise to achieve deadlines Problem solving skills Communication skills Commercial awareness Day to day duties will be as follows:- Calculation and analysis of market and waste Analysis of production/sales quantities Preparation and analysis of the cost of production Reviewing process and product line costs Labour cost and efficiency, analysing performance and variances against previous days and other measures/targets. Reviewing production jobs (ERP) to ensure correct cost recovery Processing costing Analysing costs associated with different production processes Maintenance of the ERP system charging cubes Assist with preparation of pack house cost estimates for new products/processes and subsequent post production reviews. Controls & Reporting Market and waste reporting and analysis such as by supplier, for customer, weekly and cumulatively and graphically Assisting with preparation of weekly trading summary for the different areas Investigation and explanation of week on week budget and prior year variances Assisting with preparation of weekly statistics and further analysis of Turnover/ Profitability by desk Customer profitability comparison reports Supplier profitability comparison reports You will also get involved with variance analysis - investigation and explanation compared to previous period, budget & prior year. Adhoc analysis, data collection and reporting such as packaging waste obligation.