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Cost Analyst

The Cost Analyst supports and improves the operations reporting, costing process, budget/forecasting, and CAPEX process of Plant Mebane.  Additionally, the cost analyst will acquire an in-depth understanding of the cost accounting and process flows for the plant and will support the Plant Controller as a business partner to the Plant Management team. 
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Job description

  • Create weekly reporting and support creation of monthly reporting packages
  • Assist with the annual budget, forecasting, and standard setting processes; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, with a complete understanding of all the risks and opportunities.
  • Understand variances to budget and prior year and identifying opportunities for cost reductions and improvements
  • Analysis of month-end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of the month end results package for the Plant that is presented to Management Team at the plant and Corporate Finance
  • Perform validation of month-end financial controls and intercompany reconciliations
  • KPI Reporting, development and improvement
  • Monitor and work with Plant Controller and Plant Management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and track accordingly
  • Support Plant Controller as finance business partner to other departments (technical department, production team, etc.)
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics as needed
  • Assist with overall investment request process including validation of assumptions, preparation and submissions.


Education / Experience

•       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, ideally with minimum 3 years of general accounting or finance experience

Specific Knowledge

•       Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products like Excel and Power Point

•       Experience with ERP packages; SAP experience and SAP BI tools is a plus

•       Must be able to perform duties following all regulatory GMP/FSMA food hygiene practices


•       English, verbal and written

Personal Competences

•       Entrepreneurship and “hands on” mentality

•       Strong communication and collaborative skills

•       Accurate with an eye for detail

•       Continuous improvement mentality

•       Team spirit, Open Dialogue, Passion

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A dynamic working atmosphere in a family business with clear international growth ambitions

A strong corporate culture of Team spirit, Open Dialogue and Passion, in which quality and professionalism are highly valued

A competitive salary, complemented by a comprehensive package of fringe benefits

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