Cost Analyst

  • Maintains standard costs, bill of material and router information, and analyzes product line profitability as required.
  • Supervises plant physical inventories to assure an accurate inventory count and valuation and then reconciles the physical inventory to the general ledger.
  • Calculates and analyze Slow Moving and Obsolete dollars and takes an active lead in reducing Plant s overall exposure to potential waste.
  • Supports the development of systems and procedures to establish accurate perpetual inventory balances.
  • Reporting and analysis of actual results versus budget, forecast, and prior years.
  • Preparation of monthly journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, and assists in all plant general ledger activities.
  • Assists in the invoicing process to assure that all shipments are billed on a timely basis.
  • Assists plant management in the preparation of Capital Expenditure Authorization.
  • Requests and tracking of actual spending and return on investment versus plan.
  • Participates as a team member in establishing goals and action plans to improve plant profitability and department efficiency.
  • Provides system support to plant personnel.
  • Prepares the annual plant budget and forecast for income statement and balance sheet items as well as headcount.
  • Responsible for the annual standard revision process and completion of the corresponding rebalancing of the annual budget resulting from the new standards.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Affiliations with successful manufacturing companies desirable.
  • A minimum of two years of experience gained through increasing responsible positions within Accounting or Finance.
  • A minimum of one year recent experience with responsibility for general ledger and / or cost accounting functions
  • Working knowledge of accounting, standard cost, and perpetual inventory systems and personal computer spreadsheet software.
  • Experience with an AS-400 environment and J. D. Edwards software beneficial.
  • Excellent communication, team, and analytical skills required.


  • B. S. degree in Accounting or Finance.

Physical / Work Environment Requirements

  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding work area.
  • Perform simple grasping and fine manipulation.
  • Use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
  • Occasionally lift up to 35 pounds.

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