Cost Accounting Manager

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

About Us:

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an international forest and wood products company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns three wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We work closely with our parent company in Japan – WoodOne.

The Role:

We are seeking a Cost Accounting Manager to join our Finance Team. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing all cost accounting activities for the forestry and sawmill operations of the company. This newly created role involves analysing financial data, identifying cost-saving opportunities, providing financial insights, and ensuring accurate cost allocation and reporting.

To succeed on this senior role you should demonstrate excellent leadership qualities and commercial nuance and maintain positive relationships across the organisation effectively to increase profitability and compliance.

Join us in shaping the future of financial excellence and making a meaningful impact on our organisation's success. If you come from a manufacturing background, and are a proactive and analytical thinker with a passion for driving results, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cost Analysis and Reporting
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Cost Allocation and Pricing
  • Process Improvement
  • Compliance and Audit
  • Stakeholder Collaboration

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA, CIMA or CMA certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in cost accounting, preferably in the forestry, sawmill manufacturing, or related industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and trends.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel. Experience with ERP systems (JDE/Oracle/SAP) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting and analysis using visual reports/charts.
  • Knowledge of New Zealand accounting standards and regulations is advantageous.

What’s in it for you:

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Generous Company Superannuation Scheme
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance and Life Insurance
  • A flexible working policy
  • EAP Support Services
  • Free annual flu vaccinations, medical and hearing tests.

If you want to work in a down to earth, hardworking team environment, focused on continuous improvement and sustainability please apply today.

For more information on our business please visit A full PD is available on request.

Closing Date: Sunday, 12th May.

We may conduct interviews prior to this date.