Product Cost Accountant

04 / 11 / 2021

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accountant - Cost / Accounting


The Company
NZX listed Food Manufacturing / FMCG company and Kiwi exporter to the world. One of New Zealand’s oldest companies and while it embraces its 100+ years of heritage, it is a pioneer of sustainability and innovation within the food industry.

The opportunity
Sitting in the Commercial Finance division, this newly created role will business partner closely with the Operations team and work with further stakeholders across Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and New Product Development (NPD). The core focus of the role is to provide accurate Product & Cost Accounting to drive profitability and operational performance.

  • Business Partner with NPD to provide modelling and analysis to maximise margin and assess the impact on operational capabilities
  • Lead the half year maintenance of product cost analysis
  • Pricing and return on investment (ROI) analysis for the NPD team
  • Review purchase price variance to determine requirement to change purchased material standard costs.
  • Review and maintain the cost assumptions for services provided internally for cost allocation and externally for revenue generation.

What’s in it for you
Opportunity to have a direct impact on margin performance and operational success in a well known brand. The business boasts an excellent culture, great flexibility and genuine opportunity for career progression.  

Ideal Profile
Ideally a qualified accountant (CA/CPA), with notable cost accounting and margin analysis experience in a product based company.

To be considered for this position, submit your CV by following the link below. For a confidential discussion please call Sam Pritchard on 021 224 7093 or email

  • Household Kiwi brand in CBD location
  • Business Partner with NPD and Operations
  • Excellent culture, great flexibility and genuine opportunity for progression

Apply now

Sam Pritchard
Senior Consultant, Accounting and Finance

I’m a specialist mid to senior Accounting and Finance recruiter. I pride myself on connecting great businesses with the best emerging and established talent out there. I look to understand factors outside of purely the role vacancy itself; exploring aspects like team, culture, expectations and business plans. I can then ensure the selected candidate is…

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