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Finance & Cost Analyst

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Richmond, IN

Finance & Cost Analyst


Job Description

Finance & Cost Analyst 

Scope and Responsibilities 

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the Finance & Cost Analyst will play a critical role in supporting a data-driven culture at the company. Primary focus will be on performing analyses that translate a high volume of complex financial and non-financial information into digestible and actionable reports for users across the organization. Central to this will be leveraging the company's ERP system to dig into the numbers and extract insights that help the organization better understand its costs. Particular focus will be on improving inventory costing and management. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities may vary but generally include:

  • Develop and monitor financial and non-financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including:
  • profitability and overall productivity reporting by plant
  • operational scorecards to track metrics by shift, department, plant
  • labor and material utilization metrics
  • Update overhead rates and maintain annually with periodic cost reviews to verify actual to standard
  • Oversee annual physical inventory and coordinate obsolete inventory review
  • Play a key role in promoting initiatives to drive the continuous improvement of the ERP system
  • Support development of operating plan and budget and ongoing tracking of actual costs
  • Develop forecasting tools to assist with business planning and decision making
  • Perform margin and return on investment analyses to support quoting / capital investment activities
  • Support initiatives that leverage technology for the more efficient and timely collection of data 

Key Selection Criteria

  • BS in accounting, finance or another similar degree with 3 plus years of relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of core cost and financial concepts including cost accounting, profitability analysis, return on investment, budgeting and forecasting, among others
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; experience with data analytics software a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to convey ideas to non-technical audiences



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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation