Cost Analyst

Job Details

LocationSterling Heights, MI, United States of America
Job TypeContract Full-Time
Degree RequiredBachelor

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Cost Analyst to join our team supporting our client in the automotive industry.


  • Providing accounting guidance and support for various complex assembly inventory and variance accounting issues
  • Managing a staff of third-party professional employees, both on shore and off shore
  • Deciding on questions relating to the reconciliation of inventory balances and the categorization of production variances including from standard by type
  • Participating in the establishment and review of productive standards for material, labor and burden each time new standards are established (usually annually)
  • Monitoring the activities of production control during physical inventories of assembly plants roughly taken once every two years
  • Designing and reviewing all non-inventory and assembly inventory manual journal entries prepared by office and plant staffs following the policies and procedures
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts involved in accordance with established policies and procedures for such reconciliations
  • Tracking of compliance and internal control design
  • Active involvement in the preparation of financial statements
  • Leadership nature of the positions requires interactions with (1) senior manufacturing operations management, (2) senior representatives from Finance, Tax, Production Control and Purchasing, and (3) internal, external and auditors


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with CPA
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, including public accounting or private industry accounting
  • Knowledge of SAP structures and programs
  • Knowledge of IFRS structures and programs


  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) is a plus.
  • Master's degree in Accountancy or Finance
  • Experience in audit, SOX, and internal controls
  • Solid leadership experience managing projects, leading cross-functional teams and accountability for getting things done
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to translate complex accounting processes to non-accounting business partners
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to on-demand projects as they arise
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in working style to effectively manage change
  • Practical application and use of IFRS including demonstrated ability to research and document technical accounting issues and resolutions
  • Knowledgeable of SAP, inventory systems, Accounts payable and payroll


  • Cost-sharing medical & dental benefits after 30 days
  • 401K plan after 90 days

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