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Senior Cost Analyst
Fenway Consulting Group
Job Location: Lowell, MA

growth opportunity to Controller planned at two years!


To strengthen and complement the global finance team.

Key business partner for Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Finance teams. Will provide guidance and direction for improving operational and financial performance.

Preparation of monthly and quarterly analysis of financial results to management.

Global role supporting worldwide activities


Preparation of monthly financial reports within tight deadlines

Cost accounting duties include inventory analysis, product cost reporting, and inventory excess and obsolescence.

Work closely with Operations team, investigate operational issues, provide cost structure analysis including absorption and utilization. Revise and validate standard rates for labor and overhead as well as standard cost.

Perform profitability analysis to identify and investigate key drivers, provide commentary for variances to standard margins for management. Investigate yield, POV and PPV variances.

Maintain accurate standard material costs, with ability to understand and interpret Bill of Materials.

Calculate overhead rates with emphasis on understanding their impact on P&L absorption and inventory values.

Responsible for budgeting and reporting on cost of sales expenditure for all locations.

Responsible for providing Operations & Business Unit management with analysis and commentaries on an ad hoc and monthly basis.

Co-ordinate month-end and quarter-end processing, reviewing provisions, and cost of sales expenditure.

Ownership of critical internal controls, work closely with external auditors as needed. Interact with corporate finance and other locations to ensure company policies and accounting standards are adhered to at all times

Responsible for financial accounting and analysis of sales returns, warranty provision, distributor/re-seller analysis, and other key revenue and cost of revenue analysis

Responsible for preparation of budgets/ forecasts for assigned cost centers.

Work closely with Planning & Supply Chain department in analysis of inventory reserves, trends and cycle counts.

Perform financial modelling for operational capital expenditures/investments to achieve strategic objectives.

Provide support to management for information requests and ad hoc reports.

Provide assistance to other finance functions where necessary. Project work will be a feature of this role, capacity to travel globally will be required.

Key Competencies:

Extensive understanding of FI/CO module in SAP

Ability to interact competently with all departments and management levels.

Working on own initiative required, with ability to prioritize workload.

Ability to identify process improvements across the finance function

Advanced Excel and analytical skills


4+ years relevant experience in a costing role.

Solid understanding of ERP system operation.

Exposure to an organisation with multiple operating entities including numerous international locations.

Accounting Qualification, CMA or CPA a plus

BS in Accounting or Finance required and MBA preferred.

How To Apply:
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