About Mzuri Sweets Ltd

Mzuri Sweets Ltd has been proudly family owned for over 23 years. We have inherited positive values that forms the ethos of our company and we live by the motto that the livelihood of our much loved and dedicated staff should never stop. Our catalogue is segmented across 5 product categories: bubble gum, Lollipops, Ball Gum, Candies and Toffee. Our extensive product portfolio contains more than 30 products spread across 5 categories, led by signature brands including Bigg Daddy, Gomba, Mr. Berry’s, Mambo, Bigg Boss and Toffee & Co.

Duties and Responsibilities

 • Assisting in the improvement in internal controls related to inventory

 • Verifying accurate standard costs

 • Reconciling inventory accounts to the general ledger

 • Supervision of physical stock take, to ensure correct and accurate information is posted to the system.

 • Analysis of variances and recommending write-offs where necessary.

 • Computation of material usage variances, labour variances & overhead variances.

 • Reconciliation of factory general ledger Accounts, analysing and reviewing factory budgeted costs

 • New product costing

 • Handling key factory reports i.e. monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports among others

 • Setting accounting standards used in valuation of our products.

 • Analysing production data to come up with standards to be used by the organization in its cost centres.

 • Reviewing costs of different products in case of any variances in unit costs

 • Ensure accurate and up-to-date information on quantities, locations, and product details by segregating stocks meant market and stocks held for reprocessing.

 • Maintain accurate records of all inventory-related activities, including receipts, transfers, and shipments.

 • Collaborate with various teams such as production, warehouse, sales and finance to ensure smooth inventory operations

 • Investigating, addressing and escalating any stock discrepancies.

 • Prepare stock holding report on daily basis giving insights on the stock balances including expiries.

 • Contribute insights to optimize inventory levels and prevent overstocking or stock outs.

 • Generating International POs and posting GRNs in SAP.

 • Generating costing templates and ensuring accurate computation of landed cost for imported goods.

 • Bill of material costing.

 • Product costing and pricing of finished products, bulk items and pre-packs.

 • Preparation of monthly material usage variance for production by ensuring compliance with bill of materials.

 • Perform overhead allocations for products for proper product costing and pricing.

 • Updating changes of product prices in the system and conducting pricelist and item group discounts audits.

 • Price alignments of all SKUs for related category item groups and brands.

 • Maintenance of item master data in the system.

 • Monitoring slow moving goods and communicating the same to the marketing and sales team for a better market strategy.

 • Monitoring stock expiries and run offer pricing for the goods nearing expiry in order to accelerate clear stocks.

Desirable Qualification & Experience.

 • Either Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field of study. CPA finalist or ACCA. Minimum 7 years’ experience and at least 3 years in supervisory role. Strong experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment

 • (Experience in the Food Manufacturing & Confectionery industry is an added advantage).

How To Apply

To apply for this position, kindly forward your updated CV to: [email protected] not later than Saturday, 4th May 2024.

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