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Star Retailers Recruitment 2023/2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Star Retailers Recruitment 2023/2024.


Star Retailers comprises of seven independent Spar supermarkets in the greater Durban area.

We are recruiting to fill the following position below:


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Job Title: Cost Accountant


Our Durban based wholesale and retail  group is currently recruiting for a Cost Accountant. The role directly reports to the Group Finance Manager. The duties of this role include developing, implementing, investigating, and maintaining efficient cost control systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with annual budget preparation and forecast inputs.
  • Cost reporting, leading cost initiative drive, and monitoring expenditure.
  • Leading special projects to evaluate control measures.
  • Providing operational support and services to line and functional management.
  • Review GP percentage
  • Develop suitable standard of commercial reports that will provide insight, stimulate further discussion.
  • Provide meaningful profitability information and recommend ways to optimize profitability and project profitability for new business.
  • Recover margin in underperforming categories by highlighting commercial impact.
  • Participate in organizational strategy management from a financial management perspective.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

Job Experience & Skills Required:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent report-writing and communication skills


  • BCom in Cost and Management Accounting
  • CIMA is advantageous.