Altron: Junior Pricing and Cost Accountant

Company : Altron
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date: Not Specified

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Main job purpose:

 To provide cost and pricing, as well as profitability and risk analysis support to the Bytes Managed Solutions core functions (Business Development, Commercial Services, and Operations), and to ensure the integrity of all cost, pricing and profitability related data and information within the organisation. The position will also be required to contribute towards the support in continuous improvement of costing and pricing related processes, and customer profitability practices in accordance with business targets and objectives.

Provide cost and pricing support:

  • Assist in conduction of standard cost development, margin and cost ratio analysis and variance analysis as input to the development of quotations and proposals;
  • Assist Pricing and Profitability Manager to ensure all costs are considered during pricing, negotiation and decision making process and ensure the recovery thereof in the final price;
  • Ensure that cost drivers within Line of Business analysis are correctly assigned and representative of business drivers;
  • Compare pricing submissions to profitability analysis to confirm that the basis of pricing is correct;
  • Ensure that final pricing is based on target margins approved by leadership;
  • Assist in indicating cost-recovery margin of the final price; and
  • Support the integrity of all costing and pricing data and information provided as input to Request for Quotations (RFQ), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI).


Support the development and maintenance of service contracts:

  • Support in the analysis the impact of cost drivers on globally sourced commodities, and assist in the development of contract terms and conditions; and
  • Support in the calculation annual increases on maintenance contracts (per formula & CPI).


Contribute towards ensuring the integrity of all cost, pricing and profitability related processes and outputs (data and information):

  • Support in the verification service / solution performance data against contracts and other client, service or solution related agreements;
  • Support in that all cost drivers are updated with the latest available data;
  • Attend meetings to give input to ensure the accuracy of financials and action corrective measures;
  • Prepare for, and participate in monthly/quarterly Review meetings;
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a profitability model to reduce turnaround times on reporting;
  • Contribute toward the development of optimised and standardised service, solution and operational costing and pricing practices, processes and standards; and
  • Assist the Pricing and profitability manager to improve methods and processes for the collection, processing and dissemination of cost and pricing related data that are timely and relevant.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant BCom Accounting Qualification Required
  • Pricing experience; preferably within a services industry is an advantage
  • Proven relevant experience in a management accounting environment
  • Proven relevant experience in systems administration


  • Sound knowledge of IT applications
  • Sound knowledge of business performance and profitability indicators and assessment
  • Adequate understanding of current Accounting Standards
  • MS Office (Excel advanced skills)
  • Contracts and Service Management



  • Financial acumen
  • Business acumen
  • Computer literacy
  • Cost and financial accounting
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Presentation skills


Attitude & Behaviour

  • Initiative and Drive
  • Commitment to accuracy and quality
  • Accountability
  • Organised, systematic and methodical
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • High standards of Integrity
  • Monitoring against company standards and practices
  • Self confidence
  • Perseverance / tenacity

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Closing date: 2018-08-17 | Date listed: 2018-08-07 09:52:46 | INTERN | Location : Johannesburg South Africa