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Business Unit Cost Analyst (2021)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Saginaw
Req ID:  42849

POSITION:  Business Unit Cost Analyst 



  • Participate as a member of cross-functional business unit team
  • Assist with month-end close activities by providing appropriate accrual information, journal entries, etc.
  • Track and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) 
  • Report monthly results to management                               
  • Develop business unit material / freight forecasts and profit plan and provide variance tracking on a daily / weekly / monthly basis
  • Track commodity indices and communicate variances between customer recovery and supply base cost
  • Set standard cost and perform variance analysis
  • Participate in a variety of financial analysis and special projects as required



  • Problem Solving                               
  • Risk Assessment                             
  • Process Mapping (T-accounts)   
  • Project Management                    
  • Accounting Software (ERP- QAD)
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Hyperion Software (Consolidation / Reporting)
  • Financial Planning and Analysis 
  • Qualitative Variance Analysis     
  • Technical Accounting (IFRS)
  • Cost Accounting (Inventory, ABC, Standard Variance)



DEGREE:  Bachelor      MAJOR:  Accounting, Finance

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical ability where problems are complex
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills
  • Strong self-starter with initiative and innovative attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of colleagues across functions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer/ Excel skills                    
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Accounting / Finance principles


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw