Cost Analyst


As a Cost Analyst, you will provide analytical and strategic support by understanding all planned assumptions, identifying and interpreting all variances, and communicating information in a way that enables the management team to take appropriate action. You’ll be directly responsible for all necessary inventory-related entries during each month and at month-end for closing purposes, and perform analysis of material usage variances and cost of non-conformance.

• Collecting, organizing and analyzing data regarding actual and projected manufacturing costs, labor, scrap, raw material, and efficiency metrics to determine the cost, trends and effects on the business.
• Supporting and organizing physical inventories and cycle counts, monitoring inventory levels, and calculating costs of excess and obsolete items.
• Preparing overhead and other rates to support internal planning and analysis.
• Preparing rate submissions for the DCAA/DCMA and providing audit support.
• Preparing margin analysis reports to support special projects.
• Fully supporting the month-to-month forecast process and variance analysis at month-end close.
• Preparing analysis to support the division’s Annual Plan.
• Participating in the budget development process.
• Playing an active role in day-to-day Finance operations and actively participating in continuous improvement programs.
• Using analysis skills and practical understanding of Lean principles to work with departments within the organization, making determinations and recommendations for continuous improvement.
• Working directly with the Controller on special projects.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
• Six or more years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing setting.
• Government contract accounting experience and ASC 606 (familiarity with FAR/CAS a plus).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with advanced skills using Excel.
• Proficiency with ERP systems; experience with Infor or BAAN software preferred.
• A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is necessary, with an MBA or CPA/CMA preferred.

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