Cost analyst

  • Elgin, IL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: GA119-2690703

$70000 to $75000 Per Year

  • Client, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Product Cost Analyst. This position will be located in the Elgin, IL plant and will report to the Plant Controller.


    • Perform analysis and interpretation of operational performance
    • Assist Plant/Operations Controller in meeting plant objectives
    • Assist with the monthly financial closing process
    • Participate in the plant budgeting process
    • Assist with accounts payable processing, as needed
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of Plant and Administrative associates
    • Strong local leadership presence in production and business decision-making
    • Ability to interpret and have a positive influence on operational results
    • Strong working knowledge of financial systems and financial policies
    • Ability and willingness to support the  finance team; this may include potential periodic travel to other locations for training and/or additional coverage
    • Support PPK strategic initiative/5S/Lean Manufacturing and related local improvement projects

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 2 - 5 years work experience in related field

    Preferred Skills

    • MBA or master's degree in accounting
    • CMA or CPA eligible
    • High proficiency in MS Excel
    • Experience with JD Edwards and/or OBIEE software
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to work effectively as an individual as well as on a team
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask
    • Prior experience working with cross-functional team
    • Prior leadership experience

    Key Responsibilities:

    Accurate valuation of inventory via proper application and maintenance of standards (material costs and operations standards as used in standard cost roll-ups)
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