Cost Accountant D2

Job Description

About us, purpose, experience and qualifications
about us
Helpful Effective Ethical Innovative Accountable and you have one simple goal: to improve the lives of customers through simple, effective solutions that meet their needs, contact us today and join a winning team. All appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s Employment Equity plan The Bank actively supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. We recommend that candidates be encouraged to declare their disability and consult the Bank should they require reasonable accommodation.

Responsibilities + Skills

additional requirementsPlease note that this is a contract positionAbility to work with different data tools for analysis and logic manipulation (PreferablyMS SQL)Pays attention to detail and preferably financially strong/moderateAptitude to different stakeholder engagement and management across the organizationHigh appetite of working with large data sets and making sense of itresponsibilities


Apply rate analysis to determine trends and explain variances (retrospective).Provide cost budgeting guidance to the business (prospective).Build, implement and maintain cost models aligned to standard drivers and methodologies to reflect both business expectations and Steerco guidance.Manage costing allocation and interrogate the variances.Process and post all related model transactions / journal entries.Develop, interpret and provide feedback to the business on monthly and ad-hoc analysis and reports to support decision making.


experience and qualificationsRecognised undergraduate degree (Finance, Costing or Maths).CIMA preferred.3 - 5 years experience in a similar environment.Experience and knowledge of technical cost accounting and financial modelling practices.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 26th September 2019
  • Designation: Cost Accountant D2
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: not
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 26th September 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: FirstRand.
  • Address: PO Box 650149 Benmore, 2010
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • FirstRand knows firsthand about banking. The company's FirstRand Bank Holdings operates FirstRand Bank and First National Bank in southern Africa, as well as asset financing firm WesBank and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank. FirstRand Limited owns and operates more than 750 branches and approximately 6,000 ATMs in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zambia. It also has a presence on every continent except Antarctica, with an international focus on Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the UK. The company's activities encompass retail and private banking, corporate and investment banking, insurance, and asset management. 

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