Cost Accountant - G4S Secure Solutions Head Office (Centurion) Market Related

Cost Accountant - G4S Secure Solutions

Location: Head Office (Centurion) |
Salary: Market Related |
Posted: 16 Jul 2020 |
Closes: 16 Aug 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: South Africa - Secure Solutions |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/TP/3620871/194528

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

The review and analysis of labour costs from actual operational trading and for prospective clients and calculating of costing for tenders and national quotes.

Role Responsibility:

Analysing wages, cost lines and overtime:

  • Conduct monthly reviews of wage cost
  • Analyse cost trends and submit proposals around cost control
  • Analyse and verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Report on all discrepancies

Updating of wage models and monthly sales prices:

  • Prepare Monthly sales prices and communicate to sales teams

  • Updating and maintaining wage models with SD increases

Prepare quotes for national tenders and assist regional sales teams with quotes:

  • Act as a liaison between the national bid manager and FM’s 

  • Investigate potential cost saving initiatives to reduce tender pricing

  • Provide feedback to sales director and sales team

Assist with budget and forecast process:

  • Compare budgeted/forecasted results to actual or expected results in order to identify inaccuracies

The Ideal Candidate:

Experience :

  • Bcom /  Financial qualification

  • 2 to 5 Years management accounting experience and staff management experience would be deemed suitable for the level of the position

  • Must come from services , manufacturing or logistics industry 


Knowledge : 

  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices

  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards

  • Knowledge of how to perform and review reconciliations

  • Knowledge of how to implement financial controls



  • MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)

  • Analytical skills

  • Working with complexity

  • Planning and Coordination

  • Managing conflict

  • Delivering strategy

  • Delivering performance

  • Managing professionally



  • Awareness of the market environment

  • Acting professionally 

  • Driving change

  • Leading people

  • Customer thinking

  •  Collaborating and coo-operating

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