Cost Accountant – OCSA

Position Purpose:

Accurately control and process financial information, including financial reporting and analysis that enables the interpretation of financial information and informs business processes and decision making.


Experience & Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting


Minimum Experience

  • 3 years’ experience in Cost Accounting


Responsibilities and work output:

Internal Process

  • Support the business by costing tenders across all capabilities within health solutions
  • Analyze historical values of cost drivers and use these assumptions in costing for new business
  • Work with operations to scrutinize and understand costs and their drivers associated with delivering health solutions
  • Continuously amend and improve costing software across all capabilities within health solutions
  • Discuss, amend, defend and sign off costs with heads of business development
  • Competitor and industry research to assist with pricing
  • Train business heads and operations on costing software
  • Drive a client centric environment that focuses on best practice service delivery


Client Services

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and stakeholders that promote cross delivery practice solutions.
  • Define fair and innovative client service practices which build rewarding relationships, and allows team to provide exceptional client service.
  • Engage with key internal and external stakeholders to identify changing client needs and make recommendations to align service offering with client needs.
  • Manage a client service excellence culture which builds enduring relationships and allows team to provide exceptional client service.
  • Effectively lead team



  • Build strong relationships through providing specialist know-how and leadership to others, expressing positive expectations.
  • Continuously develop own expertise in terms of industry and subject matter development and application thereof in an area of specialization.
  • Positively influence and manage change and offer specialist support where required.
  • Contribute to continuous innovation through the development, sharing and implementation of new ideas and involvement of colleagues and staff.
  • Participate and contribute to a culture of work centric thinking, productivity, service delivery and quality management.
  • Take ownership for driving career development


Competencies required:

Business Acumen

  • Understands how the business operates, what the key issues and risks are that drives business success; and how they impact on the commercial viability of potential ventures and the profitability of the Group

Client/ Stakeholder Commitment

  • Anticipates, meets and exceeds client’s needs by creating long lasting relationships that support the client value proposition, supports their financial wellness and ensures client centricity.

Drive for Results

  • Drive a sense of urgency, focus, accountability, agility and execution to deliver business results.

Leads Change and Innovation

  • Actively leads change, does what is right for the business and drives continuous improvement through innovation.

Motivating and Inspiring Team

  • Creates and maintains an open, positive working environment by generating commitment, building trust, a shared sense of purpose, empowerment in others and encouraging them to contribute to the best of their ability.


  • Prioritizes the business interests of the company and invests in the success of the group by aligning effort across divisions.

Impact and Influence

  • Persuades, convinces, influences and inspires others, both within the company and externally to win support, loyalty and gain commitment to the purpose of the company.

Self-Awareness and Insight

  • Manages self and relationships with others effectively, deals with ambiguity, uncertainty and pressure, and provides perspective in difficult situations.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Is sensitive to individual and cultural differences and demonstrates humility and an openness to engage people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to the mutual benefit of all parties concerned.

Growing Talent

  • Takes responsibility for own development; and actively mentors, coaches and develops talent in others. Builds leadership bench strength for the company by providing opportunities and experiences to develop skills, competencies and business knowledge.
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