Chitembetembe - Cost Accountant - Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa

Maxwell Chitembetembe

Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa


Cost Accountant


Product Costing, Variance analysis, BOM preps, Manufacturing Accounts

Work History

(CTE) Pietermaritzburg as Cost Accountant

Commuter Transport

From February 2012

Awards: 1. Exceptional Performance Award - CTE 2012-2013

Duties and Responsibilities
➢ Preparing, analyzing and reporting, monthly or quarterly gross margin analysis per process or job/batch, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analysis and profitability.
➢ Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analysis of inventory evaluation and inventory roll forward
➢ Coordinating with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development such as production, purchasing, import/export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/export IT, receiving and other.
➢ Analysing cost accounting data and assisting with cycle count/physical inventory count.
➢ Maintaining internal control documentation and testing internal controls
➢ Implement and develop process improvement techniques; work instructions, process flows and procedure mapping.
➢ Work in special projects as required
➢ Strives to develop strong working relationships with managers, supervisors and all related plant personnel to drive process improvements, process flows and procedure mapping.
➢ Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management.
➢ Updating bill of material standard costs; reporting on break-even points by products
➢ Supervising and ensuring that internal controls are being maintained and implementing new internal controls as needed.
➢ Assisting in preparing management accounts and reporting.
➢ Responsible for plant level costs and control including cost accounting, bill of material audits, and cost analysis.
➢ Works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results as well as educate/inform department(s) on cost drivers and variances.
➢ Interact with Production Control to ensure Bills of Materials (BOM) are accurate and up to date.
➢ Review and audit BOM's to ensure they reflect the latest manufacturing practices.
➢ Analyses actual labour, material, and...

Accounting Lecturer

ICESA College

February 2011 - January 2012

Subjects Taught
Financial Accounting 2 & 3, Cost & Management Accounting 2, Quantitative Techniques, Financial Management, Business Skills, Internal Auditing & Companies & Close Corporations.

Previous Duties and responsibilities

As P.G.B.S Credit Controller
➢ Reviewing the company credit control procedures and developing and implementing enhancements where required.
➢ Managing the outstanding sales balances falling due and contacting customers before the balances become overdue to confirm payments.
➢ Setting and monitoring credit limits.
➢ Debtors aging analysis.
➢ Debtors' reconciliation and control.
➢ Assisting in developing and implementing a Direct Debit payment system.
➢ Initiating proceedings to ensure outstanding debts are brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
➢ Keeping the company up to date with new credit management procedures and techniques.
➢ Managing credit control and debt management activities including supervising a team of credit control operators.
➢ Maximizing cash collection across the board.
➢ Cash allocation and reconciliation.
➢ Rectification of previously mismanaged accounts.
➢ Problem solving and timely decision making.
➢ Meeting monthly and yearly targets.
➢ Daily management of debts and collections.
➢ Full accountability of all allocated accounts.
➢ All administrative duties, including professional electronic communication with clients.

As Accountant and/or P.G.B.S Asst Branch Manager
➢ Preparing profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
➢ Training staff on Public Funds Management System (PFMS) using SAP R/3
➢ Establishing, maintaining, and coordinating the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
➢ Analyzing and reviewing budgets and expenditures for local, state and private funding, contracts, and grants.
➢ Preparing and reviewing budgets, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
➢ Analyzing revenue and expenditure trends and recommending...

PMB Branch Manager

Siyakhula Driving School

January 2009 - January 2011

Full time Accountant cum Part-time Lecturer

The Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education

April 2005 - December 2008

when I left for South Africa.

Asst Branch Manager

P.G.Building Supplies Kwekwe (Zimbabwe)

June 2002 - March 2005

Credit Controller

P.G.Building Supplies Kwekwe (Zimbabwe)

October 2001 - May 2002

Qualifications & Certifications


Kwekwe High School


Waverley High School

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