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Senior Cost Analyst - Manufacturing

Company: KP Recruiting Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionKP Recruiting Group is a consulting firm that provides leadership and exceptional talent to some of the world's leading companies. Headquartered in the Midwest, KP Recruiting Group has successfully completed countless engagements across the United States. We represent clients in all industries and all sizes. Our mission is to provide exceptional client and candidate experiences in order to get the best possible results. On behalf of our client, we are excited to present the following confidential role. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing the opportunity! The Role:The Sr. Cost Analyst will be responsible for assisting in the subject areas of operational rate development & maintenance, cost planning, analysis, month-end reporting and inventory transactions. This roles primary focus is to be the accounting/finance leader for the facility to help and support in decisions being made as well as driving month end close. This position will also be involved in process improvement and project-based work. A successful Sr. Cost Analyst will quickly grasp our business culture and processes, be able to work independently with minimal oversight in a matrixed environment, and possess a strong continuous improvement mindset. Other Responsibilities

  • Be the "go-to" person at the facility for any financial information or analysis that is required.
  • Monitor inventory batches and resolve any variances as they progress through the facility ensuring the proper accounting treatment of inventory through the manufacturing process.
  • Assist in the annual planning process for variable and fixed costs as well as the department expense budgets.
  • Assist with month-end closing activities
  • Site lead for annual physical inventory count and provide support for cycle count program
  • Work with plant finance people to understand cost variances and work toward driving total cost down.
  • Generate monthly financial reporting and analytics to be reviewed with operations
  • Partner with operations to analyze, track and report cost saving initiatives
  • Calculate ROI and financial impacts for capital projects and major maintenanceRequirementsBasic Qualifications
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
    • A minimum of 3 years of accounting/cost experience preferably in a manufacturing setting
    • Previous experience with inventory transactionsPreferred Qualifications
      • MBA or CMA preferred
      • Accounting experience for a multi-location, midsize to large company
      • Background in process manufacturing Understanding of inventory transactions
      • ERP experience in a manufacturing setting (Oracle experience a plus)
      • SQL experience
      • Previous project management experienceSkills
        • Self-directed with ability to lead and communicate across multiple functions and levels of the organization
        • Ability to explain finance/accounting concepts in layman terms to non-financial managers
        • Ability to embrace and drive change
        • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple assignments with minimal supervision
        • Knowledge of Inventory reserves
        • Strong problem solving, analytical, and decision-making skillsBenefits
          • 401k Matching
          • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)
          • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
          • Long & Short-Term Disability
          • Identity Theft Plans
          • Retirement & Pension Plans
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Employee Referral Program
          • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
          • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities
          • Parental Leave
          • & More

Keywords: KP Recruiting Group, Buffalo , Senior Cost Analyst - Manufacturing, Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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