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Cost Accounting Analyst
Location : Illinois, Chicago
Refer job # SFBP340618
Job Responsibilities and Requirements: The incumbent will be responsible for using SAP, SQL and other databases and tools to collect, manage, and analyze critical information on manufacturing performance and costs to drive business insight and action. The ability to easily navigate large data sets and translate results to impactful insights, along with strong skills in SAP, MS Excel, and MS Access are critical for this role. From an analytical perspective, success in this role will be determined by the ability to use trends and cost methodologies to identify, communicate and help implement data driven recommendations to improve business performance. In practice this means the Cost Analyst will have the analytical and abstract reasoning skills to synthesize complex and detailed data and information into meaningful insights. The Cost Analyst will be expected to master and understand the data available in various systems, identify where to obtain information, what data to use, and the ability to bring relevant components together for analysis. Prior experience with a standard costing system required. SAP and SQL experience a plus. Position Responsibilities Develop and maintain cost models for business analysis: Design, develop and maintain complex models to capture total financial impact of projects. Ability to pull and navigate large data sets and summarize into actionable insights. Manage relationships with other business functions to implement changes and drive projects. Lead product costing deep dives. Lead plant specific performance and cost analytics. Perform network efficiency deep dives. Support ad-hoc reporting and analysis assist help with month end closing to drive the business: Review plant entries and analyze monthly variances. Assist plants in bridging periods, breaking out mix, price, usage and performance. Maintain and manage databases and interface with SAP and support efficient pulling of data for analysis. Support leadership with analysis and modeling as needed to support target achievements. Maintain periodic (daily, weekly, etc.,) reports of key cost drivers and operating metrics identifying emerging risks, challenges and opportunities. Proactively partner with the FP&A and GL group to help bridge the COGM to COGS results. Assist with researching cost variances to ensure business meets cost objectives. Support the forecasting and budgeting planning and analysis for the manufacturing network: Collaborate with the plants to prepare weekly manufacturing forecast. Prepare quarterly forecasts based on district demand using historical trends and plant data. Partner with plant and manufacturing leadership to prepare annual budget for future fiscal years. Develop, and subsequently upload into SAP, new fiscal year standards based on annual budget proposal Position Requirements Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. 4+ years of applicable analytical experience. 2+ years of cost accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Proven ability to synthesize complex and detailed data into meaningful insights. Ability to connect the bigger picture to day-to-day operations of the organization. SAP experience prefered. Building, manufacturing or industrial sector experience required. Strong understanding of using a standard costing system required. Advanced Excel skills. Advanced Access skills. Experience with SQL/Sequel.
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