Cost Controller

Location: Cairo |
Salary: £1 - £1 |
Posted: 20 Oct 2019 |
Closes: 15 Mar 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Egypt |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/TP/5144202/172979

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


Role Responsibility:

The role will be required to:

  • Interact with Operations, Sales and Human Resources departments to plan for future capacity requirements; 

  • Streamline business processes between various departments to facilitate the production of coherent management information relating to direct labour; 

  • Review and analyse direct costs, with specific focus on direct labour cost by applying analysis and critical thinking to identify cost savings opportunities; 

  • Provide cost information to assist management with the calculation of costs for tenders and quotes.  

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum bachelor degree in Finance / Cost Accounting / Management Accounting
  • 2 to 5 years financial management and/or cost accounting experience would be deemed suitable for the level of the position 

  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices

  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards

  • Deep understanding of accounting and ERP systems

  • Knowledge of how to perform reconciliations

  • Knowledge and/or understanding of different costing principles

  • Working knowledge around direct labour management preferred

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

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