Top Senior Cost Analyst Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Cost Analyst. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Cost Analyst resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.7% of Senior Cost Analyst resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Cost Analyst actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Senior Cost Analyst resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Consolidate and present financial statements for six entities and prepare expense and project profitability variance analysis and presentation.
  • Reviewed monthly financial statements and related supporting information submitted by international subsidiaries and performed consolidation close process.
  • Compiled and analyzed monthly financial statements for accuracy and variance to plan.
  • Manage the preparation of financial statements and coordinate external audit activities.
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations to prepare financial statements for multiple locations.
  • Compile, prepare, and analyze monthly, budget, and forecast P&L, and CM financial statements.
  • Prepared and analyzed monthly inventory, revenue, and profit margin reports needed for financial statements.
  • Prepared all financial statements for the FMCL Vessel Company and the Oklahoma Co2 Partnership.
  • Prepare Financial Statements and Financial Results Board Book for management and Investors.
  • Worked with Monthly Financial Statements & audited Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Assisted with the preparation of financial statements and audit information.
  • Prepare financial statements for South Carolina site.
  • Prepared Statutory Annual Financial Statements for various states Determined and allocated insurance costs to each line of insurance product.
  • Conducted analytical tasks relative to financial statements, plant performance, product line profitability and volume-mix-margin.
  • General Accounting Supervisor Responsible for the month-end closings and preparation of financial statements and management reports.

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2. Variance Analysis

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Here's how Variance Analysis is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Executed performance measurement techniques to include cost and schedule performance, variance analysis and recommendations for corrective plan of actions.
  • Performed functions in manufacturing operations including budgeting, forecasting, journal entries, variance analysis, and cost savings analysis.
  • Performed inventories valuation, conducted variance analysis, COGS reconciliation, labor analysis, WIP analysis and manufacturing performance.
  • Analyze spending and assist in variance analysis for manufacturing environment, including materials, labor and overhead.
  • Provided revenue and expenditure plans, revenue forecasting and related cost/schedule variance analysis and corrective action.
  • Prepare monthly trending and variance analysis explanation for monthly line cost review with executive management.
  • Supported integrated cost & schedule reporting, provided variance analysis and prepared program management documents.
  • Provided performance measurement, schedule maintenance, and variance analysis utilizing commercial project management software.
  • Prepared, analyzed and reported on variance analysis for evaluation of manufacturing standard cost.
  • Performed variance analysis, material usage calculations, and account reconciliations for raw materials.
  • Led/performed the monthly variance analysis of actual results vs. forecast to ensure forecast delivery.
  • Prepared and presented variance analysis reports and working capital estimates.
  • Prepared quarterly expense forecast and provided monthly variance analysis.
  • Provided variance analysis on proposals in the Certification process.
  • Model facilitated budget formulation, variance analysis and explanation.
  • Prepared annual disbursement budget and completed monthly variance analysis.
  • Prepared monthly expense forecast and completed monthly variance analysis.
  • Provided cost/schedule variance analysis of labor and material.
  • Performed variance analysis of contract and component performance.
  • Prepared variance analysis for management team.

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3. Cost Analysis

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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed an automated mainframe accounting procedure to analyze and report contract cost analysis information on a weekly basis.
  • Performed cost estimating for new product introductions and provided cost analysis on geographic changes of product manufacturing.
  • Communicated inventory plans, operational budgets and standard cost analysis to Division President and Controller.
  • Provided cost analysis support for development of Army Pre-Positioned Stocks and Integrated Base Defense activities.
  • Prepared cost analysis and variance explanations to support program and project review activities.
  • Prepared cost analysis reports and budget forecasts for executive staff.
  • Perform Price/Cost Analysis as requested by procurement management.
  • Provided cost analysis on engineering change orders.
  • Cost analysis for government proposals.
  • Developed and led the cost analysis and estimating team of four (4) professionals supporting the AF DCGS program office.
  • Cost Analyst, I was responsible for all cost analysis and cost accounting for three (3) specific operating facilities.
  • Team Lead for multiple task orders, primarily for cost estimating, cost analysis, and other financially based tasks.
  • Participated on a team that performed cost analysis for the products and services AT&T was purchasing.
  • Solved database indexing challenge for the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency through an ordered rearrangement of documents.
  • Briefed results of analyses to senior Army leadership and OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG).
  • Perform schedule risk and cost analysis, and advise program management of potential schedule and cost impacts.
  • Involved in cost analysis and inventory control functions of this $125M manufacturer of process control industry.
  • Directed other cost analyst, engineers and technicians in cost analysis & Estimating methods and projects.
  • Provided contractor assessments, conducted meetings, presentations and cost analysis support for the Program Office.
  • Conducted cost analysis in accordance with FAR Parts 15 and 31 for all elements of cost.

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4. External Auditors

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Here's how External Auditors is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Led successful surveillance audits of performance measurement processes and controls with internal and external auditors.
  • Communicated with external auditors for financial and compliance audits.
  • Coordinated with external auditors for audits.
  • Lead on all inventory audits conducted by internal and external auditors for three plant locations.
  • Assisted Internal and External Auditors in Inventory and COGS reports, budget and forecast.
  • Prepared schedules for the external auditors and responded to all queries.
  • Coordinate the year-end audit process with internal and external auditors.
  • Assist external auditors with annual cost and inventory activities.
  • Lead Annual Physical Inventory and coordinate with external auditors.
  • Worked directly with internal and external auditors to strategize and implement effective solutions in response to investigation findings and recommendations.
  • Provide product-level Gross Margin analysis Key contact for all cost accounting audit work, internally and with external auditors.

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5. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Improved budget preparation process between plant personnel and supporting departments resulting in increased efficiency, redundancy elimination and measurable cost savings.
  • Received presidential award for identifying $2.5 million in manufacturing cost savings per a world class manufacturing initiative.
  • Developed and utilized effective reporting tools for monitoring and reporting on cost savings projects.
  • Conducted internal audits of Procurement scorecard to assess accuracy of cost savings.
  • Worked closely with managers to facilitate cost savings initiatives and projects.
  • Lead financial analysis for ingredient/packaging cost savings projects.
  • Cost savings and productivity initiatives.
  • Prepared New Product/Product Structure Change cost studies resulting in $500K of cost savings for individual plant management (annual).
  • Analyzed Material and Conversion Productivity to Cost Savings dollars in order to measure parts/programs to ensure cost is aligned business targets.
  • Worked with operations management to build Annual Operating Plans that incorporated cost savings and process improvements ($40MM budget).
  • Led team of experts on a review of field locations across the US to evaluate staffing and potential cost savings.
  • Analyze Medicare contracts to verify accuracy of claim payments according to the contract and recommend cost savings for possible remediation.
  • Use electronic billing media, BRIO Queries, and CDR analysis to create mass queries to generate cost savings.
  • Performed data analysis on durable medical equipment (DME) to identify cost savings and potential fraud/misuse.
  • Work with multiple departments to identify cost savings opportunities and implement processes to attain cost savings goals.
  • Provide reports including, but not limited to, cost savings and component spend for all commodities.
  • Implemented inventory process increasing accuracy while providing $2,500 dollar per period savings instance cost savings.
  • Submitted cost savings project, line consolidations, with net annual savings of $ 500k.
  • Identified cost savings and cleared backlog in marketing auditing by auditing rebate claims at H.J.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities in spend and contribution margin.

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6. General Ledger Accounts

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Here's how General Ledger Accounts is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Ensured vehicle related General Ledger accounts are reconciled, balanced and reported as a part of the overall organizational financial reporting.
  • Performed analysis of financial information by reviewing incentive compensation reports, general ledger accounts, and completing journal entries.
  • Maintained and provided timely and accurate reconciliations of various general ledger accounts and performs special projects as assigned.
  • Revised department overhead rate calculations by reviewing all variable and fixed general ledger accounts for mix and proper allocation.
  • Prepare journal entries ensuring all general ledger accounts contain accurate information and proper classifications for all balance sheet accounts.
  • Designed reconciliation spreadsheets for general ledger accounts, shortening the reconciliation and review process by several days.

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7. Journal Entries

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Here's how Journal Entries is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Managed physical inventory Produced and reviewed journal entries for material costing by product line and location.
  • Implemented successfully automatic journal entries to accelerate the cost closing and analysis.
  • Prepared various departmental expense analysis and journal entries and account reconciliation's.
  • Prepared manufacturing analysis reports and all cost accounting journal entries.
  • Analyze inventory and various prepaid including all associated journal entries.
  • Work with Journal Entries for the Month End Closing, Quarterly Production, Sales Forecast and Month End Reports.
  • Prepared monthly journal entries for capitalized overheads, bulk wine sales, vineyard lease accruals, and others.
  • Assisted external financial auditors in their review of inventory and costing with no adjusting journal entries.
  • Reconciled Sub Ledger to General Ledger balances and create necessary journal entries for the month end.
  • Prepare and enter Journal Entries for Hours Corrections, Revert adjustments and account reconciliations.
  • Managed and reconciled journal entries to assure all costs are correct and properly charged.
  • Calculated all monthly journal entries for all cost related and some general accounting issues.
  • Performed month-end close inclusive of journal entries preparation and GL account reconciliation in SAP
  • Served as backup accountant for month-end corporate journal entries utilizing BPCS MRP system.
  • Created month end journal entries and analyzed variance accounts from the general ledger.
  • Performed month end close with adjusting journal entries and reported results to management.
  • Prepared monthly financial and corporate reports and analysis along with monthly journal entries.
  • Process and post journal entries into the JD Edwards general ledger system.
  • Prepared month end journal entries, account reconciliations, and monthly reporting.
  • Complete all journal entries required to cost the product shipments weekly.

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8. Annual Physical Inventory

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Here's how Annual Physical Inventory is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Coordinate the monthly cycle-counts and annual physical inventory requirements as outlined by company procedures.
  • Analyzed inventory levels and resolved any issues to ensure accuracy at annual physical inventory.
  • Participated in annual physical inventory; reconciled and valuation of finished goods.
  • Developed Job Costing System that resulted in Annual Physical Inventory exemption.
  • Participate in annual physical inventory reconciliation, and cycle count audits.
  • Assisted operational accounting manager with annual cost roll and annual physical inventory
  • Coordinated biannual physical inventory counts at plants.
  • Coordinate annual Physical Inventory count.

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9. Cost Proposals

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Here's how Cost Proposals is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Reconstructed complex cost proposals previously submitted.
  • Collaborated with Pricing, Legal, Sales, Regulatory, Operations, Marketing, Billing and Engineering to offer cost proposals.
  • Managed and prepared cost proposals from inception to final product to include full supporting documentation and EXCEL cost models.
  • Manage 100+ cost proposals annually, totaling $200+ million in opportunity.
  • Prepared cost proposals for extra work.
  • Manage and create cost proposals for multi million dollar government IT software programs from RFP through final submittal.

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10. Cost Estimates

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Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Generated cost estimates using various techniques, including cost estimating relationships, algorithms, expenditures, or historical data.
  • Developed cost estimates for government and commercial proposals for an international information technology and intelligence contractor.
  • Developed parametric for preparing Expatriate cost estimates including a calculator for determining company tax liability.
  • Develop independent cost estimates to validate cost factors and to estimate funding requirements.
  • Cost estimates are used to determine product development/launch feasibility and profit forecasts.
  • Developed government cost estimates, tracked commitments, obligations and expenditures.
  • Analyzed blueprints, specifications and other documentation relevant to cost estimates.
  • Reviewed rough order of magnitude cost estimates from Executing Agents resulting from schedule changes and budget what-if drills.
  • Prepared life cycle cost estimates for missile and combat vehicle systems using the ACE-IT cost model.
  • Mediate cost estimates of products with impact of over $200 Million on a Global scale.
  • Developed Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE) and assisted with developing business cases.
  • Performed quantity take-offs from construction plans to aid in the development of cost estimates.
  • Develop cost estimates for automated information systems acquisition (software and hardware).
  • Develop Optimal Cost Estimates for Piece Costs, Tooling Costs & Cap Equip.
  • Assist the Program Management with preparing proposal cost estimates within WBOE.
  • Performed cost estimates for new products and changes to existing products.
  • Prepared cost estimates for added scope using Icarus estimating software.
  • Created cost estimates for all orders and prospects.
  • Develop cost estimates for new items as needed.
  • Prepared cost estimates for an aircraft development program.

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11. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Drive the materials annual budgeting process through collaboration with Purchasing in developing material standard costs.
  • Executed strict cost and inventory controls that produced profit margins above annual budget requirements.
  • Coordinated monthly forecast and annual budgeting process of fourteen domestic and international subsidiaries.
  • Prepared annual budget, set production standards and provided monthly budget-versus-actual analysis.
  • Provided assistance in preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Developed annual budgets and quarterly estimates and provided variance reporting.
  • Prepared annual budget for manufacturing cost centers.
  • Established annual budgets for all manufacturing areas.
  • Prepared annual budgets related to manufacturing.
  • Manage annual budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Prepared annual budget and quarterly forecasts for three manufacturing divisions (fully absorbed, standard costs).
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget bu providing all the information relate to products cost.
  • Prepare annual budget, $300+ mil, with cost objectives to achieve yearly task.
  • Developed annual budget including determining the Standard Cost of Goods and Labor and Overhead rates.
  • Developed Standards and Plan for multiple business units with annual budgets exceeding $50MM.
  • Supported Controller in preparing annual budgets, reported variances on actual to budget reviews.
  • Prepared the annual budgets for all manufacturing cost centers, including capital project requests.
  • Prepared annual budget, analyzed variances and allocated costs meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Drive preparation of annual budget and monthly forecast including variance and trend analysis.
  • Prepared forecasting tool for the president; prepared and compiled annual budget.

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12. A/P

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Here's how A/P is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Played key role in the conversion from JD Edwards to PeopleSoft software for inventory, A/P and General Ledger modules.
  • Replace analysis, A/R and A/P aging, G/L account analysis, and Variance reports.
  • Developed and Supervised Cost Accountant and oversaw A/P clerk functions.
  • Review of all A/P and POs that were project related to check for compliance.
  • Designed improved Inter-Company A/R and A/P monthly reconciliation system, reducing out-of-balances and ensuring timely settlements.
  • Perform daily interface reconciliations from external applications into A/P payment system.

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13. EVM

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Here's how EVM is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Served as a key staff member on large, dynamic, and geographically dispersed programs as an EVMS Subject Matter Expert.
  • Provided direct support to program manager and Integrated Product Team leads in relation to Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Provided field schedules, project schedules, EVMS backup documentation and assisted the project manager through the audit.
  • Coordinate closely with management to ensure the EVMS processes are consistent with the AITS program's reporting requirements.
  • Managed a four member EVM team in implementing and maintaining a program that finished under cost.
  • Provided direct support to Program Management and IPT leaders and members in relation to EVM.
  • Support subcontract change negotiations to maintain compliance with project cost reporting and EVMS Cost Accounts.
  • Develop project WBS to support project specific EVMS requirements for cost collection and reporting.
  • Contributed to Best Practices by Development of robust Material Tracker with EVMS accounting
  • Execute & Administer Monthly and Weekly EVMS Internal and Customer reporting.
  • Tracked and reported Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
  • Reviewed EVM reports and provided analyses to program managers.
  • Conducted contractor EVMS certification and surveillance reviews for DOE-EM.
  • Participated in EVMS yearly surveillance to subcontracts as well as supported the JSF Eagan Team for internal and external audits.
  • Update EVMS - Weekly Work site and interview superintendents to update installed quantities, and discuss possible impacts.
  • Participate in successful EVMS Surveillances and Baseline Reviews for the Laboratory Cost Account.
  • Ensured integration and synchronization of cost and schedule EVM data using Primavera.
  • Code estimate and loaded into Prolog, the company's EVMS.
  • Use of wInsight EVM analysis tool.
  • Analyzed Bell Aero, Xworx, 417, ARH, VH-71 & H-1 Programs using EVM.

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14. Balance Sheet

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Here's how Balance Sheet is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Prepared and posted journal entries, prepared balance sheet reconciliations and analysis of plant performance for presentation to internal management.
  • Provided extensive monthly balance sheet analysis on inventory, debtor and creditor accounts for North American and Global stakeholders.
  • Prepared account reconciliations for the balance sheet accounts and monitored all general ledger activity.
  • Maintained monthly inventory balance sheet accounts.
  • Managed balance sheet reconciliation process.
  • Performed full monthly financial close: Posted JE's - Accruals and reversals to P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Reconcile all applicable balance sheet accounts and track all applicable P&L accounts regarding inventory.
  • Monitored and analyzed balance sheet reserve accounts (raw, package & finished goods).
  • Prepared monthly Wines divisional P&L and Balance Sheet and associated analyses and reports.
  • Implemented account reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts as well as select income statement accounts.
  • Analyzed trial balances for aged items that required research and reconciled balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepared all month-end journal entries, accruals, deferrals and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reconciled 24 Balance Sheet accounts for a three day monthly financial close process.
  • Prepared the balance sheet reconciliations for all inventory accounts, some accrual accounts.
  • Provided analysis of the Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Statement.
  • Record P & L and Balance Sheet Activity for month end close.
  • Certified the category's Balance Sheet and COGS on a quarterly basis.
  • Complete monthly and annual balance sheet analysis for Western Region Operations.
  • Prepared and managed balance sheets and cash flow statements.
  • Balance sheet review, analysis, reconciliations.

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15. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Performed margin analysis on assigned business units and worked with appropriate business analyst to solve issues and improved processes.
  • Ensured proper allocation of Distribution expenses to all business units.
  • Participated in the conversion of business units to common item numbers and standard financial systems.
  • Lead monthly margin meetings with assigned business units and FP&A.
  • Full support of Manufacturing Business Units.
  • Highlighted Strategies and Results: Reconciled the financials of five business units for corporate review.

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16. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Organized and managed yearly physical inventory including analysis of feedback and adjustment to the perpetual inventory when needed.
  • Interpreted, evaluated and interrelated established data to provide quotes for current and sourced business.
  • Support project leads/management with cost information, input and interpretation to make critical decisions.
  • Reconciled Perpetual Inventory to General Ledger and worked with responsible parties to correct differences.
  • Provided technical expertise for tariff interpretation and changes in the regulatory environment.
  • Calculated, analyzed, interpreted and maintained foreign exchange transactions and derivations.
  • Reconciled perpetual inventory accounts, including work in process and sub-contracted inventories.
  • Developed demo equipment tracking and depreciation and GL to Perpetual inventory reconciliations.
  • Developed regression models to interpret statistical results of historical acquisition data.
  • Assist management with interpretation of production performance including ERP data extraction.
  • Created and implemented perpetual inventory valuation strategies and reporting in Excel.
  • Reconciled monthly warehouse inventory balances to corporate perpetual inventory balance.
  • Provided support for interpretation of flexible budget reports as necessary.
  • Reconciled booked to perpetual inventory on a monthly basis.
  • Finance representative on ERP system implementation team.
  • Reconcile and analyze perpetual inventory movement.
  • Provided front-end requirements generation and system design for DOD database and integrated web application CADE (Cost Assessment Data Enterprise).
  • Designed, prepared, interpreted, and distributed financial cost metrics for the company utilizing Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Reviewed and interpreted operational spending in terms of actual vs. budget, direct vs. indirect, and fixed vs. variable.
  • Managed the month end closing process for the inventory accounts, to include reconciling book and perpetual and analyzing variances.

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17. Actual Costs

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Here's how Actual Costs is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Provide various reports analyzing actual costs and pinpointing potential cost overruns.
  • Assessed cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Analyze monthly financial data including actual costs verses standard and budget costs, investigate and analyze causes of variances.
  • Calculate actual costs for comparison purpose (PPV, overhead and labor rates).
  • Compiled and analyzed estimated, planned and actual costs.
  • Complete monthly detailed financial analysis comparing standard costs to actual costs.

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18. Cost Data

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Here's how Cost Data is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Reported directly to company controller as analyst responsible for preparation and tracking of standard cost data for a diversified manufacturing firm.
  • Performed statistical analysis of cost data and its performance parameters for input into the Automated Estimating Integrated Tool (ACE-IT).
  • Prepared, reviewed, monitored, analyzed, and reported cost data for projects in support of the Capital Expenditure program.
  • Developed cost data and made recommendations on methods, procedures and techniques to be used in cost proposal preparation.
  • Help to determine actual cost needed by analyzing Independent Government Cost Estimates, prior cost data and market research.
  • Work closely with production and quality departments to establish real cost data for all processes and assemblies.
  • Prepare, coordinate and review cost data and rationale to comply with Federal cost regulations.
  • Developed cost models and provided cost data to support the PPBS and acquisition processes.
  • Restructured the IMS and mapped to cost data to allow for importing into COBRA.
  • Maintained and analyzed cost data for weekly, monthly and quarterly variance forecasts.
  • Researched and verified all pricing and cost data to guarantee accuracy.
  • Applied generally accepted accounting principles to reviews of contractor cost data.
  • Compiled cost data from region for consolidated budget.
  • Perform monthly raw material cost analysis to update latest prices for current cost data.

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19. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Performed what-if analysis to model costing scenarios and participated in special projects.
  • Performed analysis for special projects such as contract Determination and Findings (D&R) reviews and ship berthing analysis.
  • Supported program reviews and worked special projects as requested (Cost Validation - Reconciliation, Surveillance Audits and Compliance Interviews).
  • Performed special projects of a problem resolution nature as needed, including all fact finding and other research.
  • Spearhead special projects for Deputy Director in headcount forecasting, account receivable reconciliation and long range planning.
  • Completed special projects, such as new product innovation cost estimates and standard cost modeling.
  • Assisted in special projects as directed by Controller Mfg and Plant Manager.
  • Prepare analysis for special projects resulting in cost saving efforts.
  • Participate in special projects as instructed by the director.
  • Participated and supported work teams for special projects.
  • Perform and direct special projects, including general accounting and report presentations to upper management.
  • Forecasted cost of new machines, analyzed gross margins, and contributed to special projects.
  • Perform Ad Hoc Analysis and perform special projects to support growth of business.
  • Worked on special projects for Mercer, Genworth, JNBA etc.
  • Operated as Lead Provisioner for switch decommissioning and other special projects.

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20. Cost Control

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Here's how Cost Control is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Initiate asset utilization assessments and vendor billing analyses for cost control.
  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated parameters, and government cost control guidelines.
  • Authored the Execution Phase PEP, procedures for MOC, Contingency Development, Contingency Management and other Cost Control related procedures.
  • Create and implement Best Practices for effective Cost Control as issues arise, while leading a group of 3 analysts.
  • Support and assist database managers to develop systems for cost control, reporting & analysis.
  • Provided cost control and performance measurement management on a cost plus award fee contract.
  • Served as Cost Controller for DSISA units, developing and reporting on monthly forecasts.
  • Maintain systems and processes that ensure proper budget maintenance and cost controls.
  • Secured Department of Defense approval for cost control and reporting system.
  • Recommend and implement cost control programs and determine areas for improvement.
  • Manage all internal cost controls and SOX requirements for materials.
  • Administer cost control system in tracking and reporting plant costs.
  • Performed cost control on 2014 capital construction projects.
  • Project Control Analyst II Responsible for the cost controls of domestic and international projects.
  • Budget data input into computerized system via PC using ARTEMIS cost control system.
  • established effective cost control procedures and traveled extensively as corporate trouble-shooter Developed sophisticated computerized sales forecasting techniques.

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21. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Analyzed work orders for variances in material and labor usage, as well as routing and BOM differences.
  • Assist in the development of the Acquisition Program Baseline (APB) for the BOMR Delegation Program.
  • Detected a bug in the customized JD Edwards software related to standard cost in the BOM.
  • Implemented and maintained standard cost systems, including bill of materials (BOM).
  • Established costs (BOM and routing) for new products.
  • Monitored and corrected BOM's.
  • Maintain & Administer BOM's and labor routings along with the entire standard cost system
  • Reviewed cost sheets and BOMs with developers and sourced factories to identify cost reductions.
  • Worked regularly with engineering to estimate cost on new products using manually costed BOMs.
  • Performed product cost roll up on new material BOMs as they were released.
  • Analyzed monthly production plan and performed cost roll up on material BOMs.
  • Extended the BOMs on new materials to the local plant level.
  • Review Bills of Materials (BOMs) with purchasing department.
  • Review Bills of Materials (BOMs) with sourcing agents.
  • Maintained item master for all parts and BOMs.
  • Increased BOM accuracy close to 100% Set up automated margin report thru OE for all customers.
  • Maintain all item data BOMs & Routings, COGS and analyze all manufacturing variances.
  • Experience in costing multi-level BOMs.

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22. Monthly Cost

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Here's how Monthly Cost is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Created automated information extraction, analysis and interface systems to produced detailed budgets and perform monthly cost analysis and projections.
  • Detailed monthly cost reporting improved management decision-making by providing timely, accurate data.
  • Analyze monthly cost for designated manufacturing locations.
  • Assessed Monthly Cost Revaluations, and Costed Bills of Material; and prepared and entered monthly Journal Entries in CES.
  • Provided monthly cost, schedule variance analysis, ORP reports and senior staff presentations to various levels of senior management.
  • Manage program controls, cost management, and tracking, reporting and communication of monthly cost performance.
  • Complete monthly cost and performance reports including year to date costs and estimates for annual contract performance.
  • Reviewed and provided comments to project management on the EPC contractor's monthly cost report.
  • Led multiple teams in monthly cost review meetings focus on cost reduction and waste elimination.
  • Produced and maintained SCU program plan templates for monthly cost steering meeting with senior management.
  • Created daily and monthly Cost and Variance analysis for the Owners and Management Team.
  • Recorded and audited activities to develop monthly cost of production for purchased finished goods.
  • Developed annual product standard SKU costs and monthly cost of sales forecasts.
  • Prepared monthly cost of goods sold entry and inventory related payable accruals.
  • Calculate and analyzes monthly cost variances- PPV, labor, usage/yield.
  • Assisted management with various cost analysis projects and monthly cost reporting.
  • Prepare Program monthly cost and schedule reports and Variance analysis.
  • Calculated monthly cost of goods sold and yearly overhead analysis.
  • Create monthly cost of goods sold and inventory tables.
  • Performed monthly cost/schedule analysis and variance reporting to ensure that programs are within contractual and internal thresholds.

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23. Product Cost

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Here's how Product Cost is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed product cost analysis and audited capital expenditures Served as department coordinator for the Y2K systems readiness project
  • Perform product costing, preparing monthly/quarterly COGS overhead expense allocations and other OH department expense allocation journals.
  • Developed product cost estimates, analyzed inter-company inventory transfers, transfer pricing, and profit elimination.
  • Supported Fresh Bakery corporate and field operations in developing the direct manufacturing product cost budget.
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting for manufacturing operations and the product cost development process.
  • Updated and re-established financial controls, including sales forecasting and product costing.
  • Provided analysis for marketing and manufacturing in the decision for product costing.
  • Perform product cost and profitability analysis related to customer RFQ process.
  • Developed and implemented product costing method that identified individual product costs.
  • Provided management with weekly reports that detailed product costing.
  • Prepared material system to product cost system reconciliations.
  • Reference instructor for product cost analysis.
  • Use the RFCE form to enter standard delivery cost and sending the information to product costing to complete the costing process.
  • Maintained and reconciled the company product costs and ensured that product costs reflected the operational cost structure of the company.
  • Achieved through close attention to accurate maintenance of standard product costing elements in a MRP System (ASI).
  • Analyzed new product cost, engineering change cost, and product disposal cost for inventory control measures.
  • Perform audits of bill of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and properly accounted for.
  • Develop product cost and monthly explanations on labor efficiency, product yield, and overhead variances.
  • Participated in setting FY16 worldwide standard product costs for the Beer, Wine and Spirits divisions.
  • Audited and analyzed bills of material to ensure accurate product costing resulting in $250K savings.

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24. New Product Development

average Demand
Here's how New Product Development is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Prepared and analyzed Capital Appropriations Requests for various project types, including: manufacturing capacity, productivity and new product development.
  • Worked closely with Brand Managers to account for advertising, promotional and new product development expenditures.
  • Worked with Sales/Marketing/New Product Development Groups to provide accurate financial analysis and costing for new products.
  • Established New Product Development and Costing Models for improved decision making and financial performance tracking.
  • Developed strong working relationship with Research and Development which facilitated costing for new product development.
  • Assisted New Product Development Team in analyzing potential opportunities.

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25. Logistics

average Demand
Here's how Logistics is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Partnered with engineering, logistics, procurement, & IT to improve importing & exporting procedures.
  • Reduced logistics time by 9 percent when reporting reconciliation, fines/fees, and truck weights.
  • Coordinate budgets/forecasts with 20+ department managers in operations, sales, marketing, and logistics.
  • Established good partnership and reputation with Operations teams and extended teams in finance and logistics.
  • Devised tool for third party logistics companies to bid on prospective business.
  • Reported to the Manager of Logistics Finance.
  • Experienced with about 30 years of logistics and also many years of cost experience.

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26. SOX

average Demand
Here's how SOX is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Reconcile manufacturing inventories and prepare account reconciliations in compliance with SOX policy.
  • Key team member for Corporate and SOX initiatives relating to labor and overhead cost elements.
  • Work also included preliminary stages of SOX compliance and implementation at the plant level.
  • Initiated Corporate cost improvement and SOX programs for material cost elements.
  • Support SOX/JSOX quarterly and year end internal and external audit compliance.
  • Provide audit support for SOX compliance and DCAA audits.
  • Enhanced and written desk procedures accordingly to SOX controls.
  • Work also involved SOX compliance and self-assessment audits.
  • Support internal audit request for SOX testing.
  • Assist in SOX compliance review.
  • Ensured 100% compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX 404).
  • Handled Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") site visits with Price-Waterhouse audit teams.

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27. PPV

average Demand
Here's how PPV is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Analyzed and reconciled PPV and standard revaluation accounts quarterly.
  • Prepared manufacturing budgets and PPV analysis.
  • Analyzed variances to separate PPV (purchase price variances) from the impact of foreign exchange gain/loss on OEM products.
  • Act as the Finance lead for direct materials, including Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and Category Management.
  • Reconciled Revenue and COGS; analyzed PPV, IPV and Accruals; calculated Inventory Turns.
  • Created and analyzed PPV reports.
  • Analyzed Yield, material usage, Osp, scrap, PPV, other variances and COGS accounts.
  • Review of PPV, Advance to Vendor, and Other Accts.

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28. Management System

average Demand
Here's how Management System is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Repair and implement correct methods of properly utilizing Project management system.
  • Change Management System - devise change management system to manage and track all internal and external project changes.
  • Key S-Farm participant in CH2M HILL Earned Value Management System certification by DOE-Office of Engineering and Construction Management.
  • Coordinate entries into company's work management system and update auxiliary cost reports.
  • Implement new quote management system Quote acquisition business
  • Reviewed invoices Prepared expense report and draw dawn cash out of the Payment Management System (PMS).

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29. Monthly Basis

average Demand
Here's how Monthly Basis is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Identified and communicated accurate financial information to support senior management decision on a monthly basis.
  • Reported operating results on monthly basis to plant management.
  • Worked with Site and Corporate Project Managers to develop project forecasts on monthly basis for Power Plant input.
  • Supported $90M customer contact center and compiled market analysis for all Apple products on monthly basis.
  • Analyze and report deviations from budget on a monthly basis for a wide range of manufactured products.
  • Update budget on monthly basis for two years and on quarterly basis for next three years.
  • Analyzed and reconciled key balance sheet accounts on monthly basis, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Track scrap material and reconcile scrap weight and recycle payments on a monthly basis.
  • Compiled requisite data to develop labor and overhead cost figures on a monthly basis.
  • Prepared monthly reconciliations, including work in process inventory at a monthly basis.
  • Present Financial Key Business indicators on a monthly basis to the company CFO.
  • Reported to client and management on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Forecast material, labor and overhead inputs on a monthly basis.
  • Update and distributes program costing on a monthly basis.

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30. EAC

low Demand
Here's how EAC is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Reviewed and validated engineering design and investment data for the proper recovery of capital dollars to ensure profitability of each proposal.
  • Coordinated the transition of products from discontinued plant including profitability of each product line.
  • Maintained spending level of each project with procurement authorizations approved by finance.
  • Worked individually with each budget manager to establish fiscal activity.
  • Assisted program in re-establishing baselines and performing EAC/ETC exercises.
  • Provided estimates to complete (EAC), budget to complete analysis to Program, Operations, Engineering and Contract Management.
  • Closed the finances each month by preparing journal entries, creating proper accruals, and approving information given by plant costing.
  • Prepared all product income statement reports detailing product cost of goods sold and profit margin for each product and production facility.
  • Prepared and distributed discipline task budgets based on authorized funding and monitored actual expenditures against the funding for each task.
  • Initiated and led a mentor-reading project between company employees and a nearby elementary school to encourage company's community outreach.
  • Provide support to Fleet Management organization for quarterly estimation at completion (EAC) that helps produce accurate life forecasts.
  • Worked with financial team to prepare earned value reports, estimate-to-complete (ETC), and estimate-at-completion (EAC).
  • Controlled costs to ensure the program maintained the budgeted estimated at completion (EAC) and stayed on track.
  • Created monthly margin walks to help simplify the reporting of line-by-line P&L activity for each month.
  • Assisted in the calculation of activity rates for each cost center based on budget and anticipated production hours
  • Reviewed job analysis by identifying and tracking losses and reconciling costs at the end of each month.
  • Develop budgets / spend plans, and update ETC forecasts and EAC (Estimate at Completion).
  • Developed test program software for the Mode Select Beacon Radar System to achieve Built In Test requirements.
  • Prepared an executive level summary and financial model based on the results of each Market Basket analysis.
  • Created and implemented a new model for calculating the TDC impacts for each product initiative.

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31. DOD

low Demand
Here's how DOD is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed and submitted Federal DoD (Navy, Army & Air force) cost proposals and complied with DCAA regulations.
  • Prepared Cost & Schedule Control reports for the Division's fiscal DOD requirements and monthly reporting systems.
  • Provided research assistance to Dr. Carol Moore s DoD inflation index and price escalation improvement research project.
  • Reported monthly status for various DOD contracts, using various rates, contract and corporate stipulations.
  • Performed Cost Analysis prior to DoD cost submissions and DCAA on labor/material & overhead audits.
  • Interacted with DOD cost analysts and the program manager to ensure product satisfaction.
  • Coordinated across DOD groups to ensure design requirements satisfy DoD cost analyst needs.
  • Assisted and conducted CADE training events for over 500 DOD analysts.
  • Coordinated cost analysis activities within the ARSTAF and DoD.
  • Provided research assistance for DoD Cost Analysts.
  • Supported DoD and Law Enforcement Contracts.
  • Directed a team that developed a paper titled Additive Manufacturing in the DoD; Employing a Business Case Analysis.

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32. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Review and resolve, if necessary, problems regarding the financial database insuring data integrity, availability, and functionality.
  • Participated in strategy meetings and provided input on cost related matters including cost strategy for initial proposal and subsequent revisions.
  • Communicate and present results of negotiations to Leadership Team and Material Finance to ensure accurate financial forecasting and contractual disposition.
  • Created through-put reporting, constrained/unconstrained revenue review and CM/BU cost analysis, margin analysis to evaluate business unit profitability.
  • Direct development of and reviews cost analysis reports and works with manufacturing department heads to formulate corrective actions.
  • Served as spokesperson for Supply Finance rewards and recognition committee during which time engagement scores increased significantly.
  • Research and deliver accurate and timely information to facilitate Executive level negotiations and promote sound business decisions.
  • Maintained configured margin analysis system based on current wood pricing conditions and manufacturing constraints for products.
  • Provided and reported productivity analysis and customer profitability based on long term agreement and part numbers.
  • Participated in the development of detailed cost rationale and retained backup information to support bids.
  • Coordinated analysis, reporting, and forecasting of standard and non-standard variances by product category.
  • Produced cost analyses for material and manufacturing cellular systems used for management to make decisions.
  • Provided guidance on IT developments involving basis of estimate generation and proposal tracking database.
  • Cost reduction ideas include contracts research, process improvements and on-demand report generation capabilities.
  • Coordinated annual business plan presentation distributed to senior managers, shareholders, and banks.
  • Review and verify budgets for consistency and correlation to financial and program objectives.
  • Reviewed production processes to determine the bottlenecks and find alternatives to increase productivity.
  • Analyzed monthly operating results to identify and report major variances from budgeted levels.
  • Provide order management and product fulfillment services to Procurement partners for budget compliance.
  • Provided cost estimating support for requirements, acquisition, and contracting documentation as required

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33. WIP

low Demand
Here's how WIP is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Reconciled inter-company transfer accounts and inventory and WIP.
  • Create and distribute weekly process order settlement issues list for feedback from operations; monitor aged WIP orders.
  • Interfaced with internal clients monthly to review (WIP), quarterly and yearly plant and project variances.
  • Performed monthly reconciliations of COGS, WIP Inventory, Raw Inventory and Finished Goods Inventory.
  • Team member for the elimination of the Black Hole in WIP at the Systems Plant.
  • Full quarter-end and year-end Inventory counts and audits including WIP, and cycle counts.
  • Established inventory control and reporting procedures for raw, intermediate and WIP inventories.
  • Tracked and recorded the transfer of Raw, WIP and FG inventory transfers.
  • Analyzed variances of WIP, purchased material, labor and department budgets.
  • Close WIP and unrealized process orders, book and report.
  • Determined, forecasted, and calculated excess and obsolete material, WIP, and finished goods.
  • Reconciled Uninvoiced Receipts, WIP, FGI and inventory accrual accounts.

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34. WBS

low Demand
Here's how WBS is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Flow down Control Account work scope to supporting departments, and task contributors via the agreement of work packages and WBS.
  • Confirm that all costs are tracked according cost breakdown structure and are aligned with the work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Developed, mapped and allocated all the Future HR Services program cost to the various elements of the WBS.
  • Provide recommendations for the WBS, the estimating process, and documentation for the basis of estimate.
  • Installed program budget baselines, created WBS reporting structure, and developed financial policies & procedures.
  • Maintained data validity and integration between program schedule and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Developed WBS, IMP, and IMS development for a large development and design program.
  • Produce and analyze technical baseline definitions and work breakdown structure (WBS) identification.
  • Apply SAP Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to project scope, AFEs and expenditure coding.
  • Developed schedule, WBS, dictionary, and BOEs with program team.

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35. Cost Models

low Demand
Here's how Cost Models is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed Product Marketing Data cost models for Standard Products engineered and manufactured by United Defense.
  • Developed cost models for Michelin and Uniroyal Goodrich plants in North America (fifteen plants).
  • Performed time studies and implemented cost models for accurate and consistent labor standards.
  • Created company used cost models and tables.
  • Developed cost strategies and cost models.
  • Cost Models: Used stepwise regression analysis to develop cost models for estimating production costs for new tire designs.

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36. Cost Reports

low Demand
Here's how Cost Reports is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Used Activity-Based Costing to provide cost reports by product and profit center, profit margin analysis and labor efficiency analysis.
  • Prepared and reviewed with project management the Internal Cost Reports that included budget, progress, and forecasts.
  • Prepare cost reports for all levels of management.
  • Prepared Weekly Man-hour and Cost Reports.
  • Develop monthly ad hoc cost reports detailing cost information including budgets, commitments and forecast information.
  • Expense Report Reconciliations Data analysis to prepare Cost Reports Audits for school based programs Auditing the non-profit Budgets for various divisions

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37. Cost Centers

low Demand
Here's how Cost Centers is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Monitored all active federal contracts cost centers, identify expired contracts and-provided recommendation for closing.
  • Conducted forecasting and budgeting for North American manufacturing facilities and cost centers.
  • Administer fixed assets including depreciation and retirement for all cost centers.
  • Collaborated with 3 sub-plant managers to develop accurate operating budgets for 25 cost centers within the 3 sub-plants.
  • Maintained the cost centers listings, summary relationship charts, allocations leveling and conversion charts for best accountability.
  • Created new cost centers to capture outside of the business events to be re-classed at month end.
  • Approved to open a new cost centers or close the expired one from Lawson.
  • Prepared monthly J/Es, cost centers allocations and invoiced $1.5M/mo of DHS costs.
  • Work with owners of the Cost Centers-over 40.
  • Review and analyze all cost centers.

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38. Raw Materials

low Demand
Here's how Raw Materials is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Created, updated, and analyzed standard costs for raw materials, purchased components, outside processing, and assemblies.
  • Created financial model justifying investment to make raw materials versus buy reducing unit cost 33%.
  • Monitored raw materials and finished good inventories for quantities received, produced, and sold.
  • Managed data entry for payroll, accounts payable, and raw materials.
  • Developed headliner cost matrix to manage raw materials and purchased content.
  • Formalized documentation to tighten up procedures for recording inventory movements between raw materials, work in process and finished goods.

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39. Sigma

low Demand
Here's how Sigma is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Led Six Sigma Green Belt project optimizing cost accounting resources during monthly financial close and providing operational leadership with improved reporting.
  • Leveraged six sigma methodologies to eliminate bottlenecks, reduce downtime and production outages.
  • Saved $300,000 annually by changing to reusable raw material to earn Six Sigma green belt.
  • Worked on six sigma project as the subject matter expert regarding prompt pay discounts.
  • Initiated Six Sigma projects resulting in savings of $70k annually.
  • Green Belt training for Six Sigma / Lean manufacturing program.
  • Finance member, constant improvement and six sigma teams.
  • Finance lead on Six Sigma Black/Green Belt projects.
  • Participated in Lean Six Sigma processes.
  • Certified LM21 Six Sigma Green Belt

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40. Process Improvement

low Demand
Here's how Process Improvement is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Identify, recommend, and implement process improvement opportunities that increase and efficiency and effectiveness of Inventory and Cost accounting modules.
  • Finance business partner supporting production teams with financial modeling to evaluate all business process improvement projects.
  • Identify inventory areas for process improvement to continually enhance accuracy and streamline overall process.
  • Facilitate business process improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness of identified processes.
  • Initiated and executed process improvements by developing reporting tools to validate data.
  • Project Management: Identified process improvement opportunities through organized IPT meetings.
  • Reviewed and implemented process improvements to minimize workload where applicable.
  • Reviewed and identified processes; developed and implemented process improvements.
  • Implemented numerous process improvements associated with the SAP deployment.
  • Led warranty cost visibility and process improvements.
  • Implemented variety of process improvements.
  • Provide management with pertinent data on key indicators for driving process improvements and conforming to plan.
  • Worked on process improvement teams that include cost reduction, and cycle time reduction.
  • Partnered with operations and consultants to drive process improvements and streamline processes.
  • Work with stakeholders across all business disciplines on various process improvements *.
  • Participated on process improvement teams which have: 1.
  • Led several process improvement sessions with manufacturing staff: Process changes resulting in improved information flow.
  • Assumed a key role as a Six-Sigma Green Belt in the implementation of staffing level process improvements.
  • Participated in the Business Process Improvement team for starting a backflush process at our Systems Plant.
  • Lead process improvement activities such as 5S, Kaizen, value stream mapping events.

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41. Inventory Control

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Control is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Implemented inventory control and manufacturing systems at subsidiary location and replaced manual billing process with an integrated sales order system.
  • Managed physical inventories and established inventory control and reporting procedures.
  • Analyzed inventory control levels, turnover and ordering intervals.
  • Developed inventory control methods and procedures.
  • Managed inventory control and analysis.
  • Supervised the Cost/Inventory Control area.
  • Direct responsibility for implementing new AS400 based cost and inventory control systems for the Bed Products Division.
  • Partnered with Operations in proper inventory controls through cycle count and physical inventory audits.
  • Inventory Control - Organize and analyze semi-annual, multi-location inventories.
  • Analyze and audit End to End Manufacturing and inventory control processes in order to keep a continious improvement environment.

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42. Inventory Valuation

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Valuation is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed an Excess & Obsolete inventory valuation and management tool with Supply Chain and Inventory Management departments.
  • Collaborated with purchasing team in inventory valuation and standard cost revision.
  • Improved accuracy of profitability analyses and inventory valuation.
  • Implemented inventory reporting system to improve inventory valuation.
  • Reviewed and approved standard costs, inventory valuation and cost estimates for $32M service industry.
  • Evaluate impact of cost changes on financial performance and inventory valuation.
  • Reduced inventory valuation process from 1 week to 2 days.

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43. Overhead Rates

low Demand
Here's how Overhead Rates is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed and implemented staffing and forecasting model that improved validity of personnel projections thereby reducing fluctuation in our forecasting overhead rates.
  • Developed manufacturing overhead pool and calculated overhead rates for 29 marketed brands.
  • Assist with quarterly reserve analysis and with the annual standard cost roll, including developing labor and overhead rates.
  • Developed standard cost for bulk liquid wine, crush and fermentation, bottling and overhead rates.
  • Established overhead rates, budgets, and implemented ABC cost principles within a job-costing environment.
  • Account for cost of goods sold, including maintaining standards and developing overhead rates.
  • Develop standard cost and overhead rates, and also validate bill of materials.
  • Prepare standard costing labor and overhead rates.

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44. Cycle Counts

low Demand
Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Scheduled, monitored and reconciled the inventory accuracy of on-hand inventory through cycle counts and physical inventories.
  • Improved accuracy of inventory by implementing inventory counts and updates in cycle counts procedures.
  • Managed periodic cycle counts, inventory analysis, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Conduct and control periodic cycle counts and physical inventory, analyze results for usage variances.
  • Direct, reconcile, and summarize results of annually inventory cycle counts.
  • Established cycle count program to perform periodic cycle counts/audits.
  • Conducted inventory cycle counts and reconciled to the database.
  • Trained warehouse personnel on cycle counts.
  • Prepare and monitor weekly cycle counts.
  • Performed monthly cycle counts on inventory.
  • Audit and coordinate cycle counts.

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45. Risk Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Risk Analysis is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Perform oversight for cost/benefit analysis, business case analysis, operations research analysis, risk analysis, and cost model databases.
  • Contract Cost Reporting: Understand CSSR, CFSR, risk analysis, profit/loss analysis, and other EVM data.
  • Developed complex project estimates using Sensitivity, Cost/Benefit, Cost As Independent Variable and Risk Analysis;.
  • Perform schedule risk analysis to assist in analysis, Estimate at Complete integrity and impact assessments.
  • Tracked plans and schedules, performing risk analysis, identifying and resolving critical path conflicts.
  • Run risk analysis in ACEIT and utilize MS Project for EVM.
  • Coordinate preparation of cost risk analysis (Monte Carlo).
  • Perform Risk Analysis of program acquisition plans and schedules.
  • Managed CADRe development, sensor data collection with CER development and cost risk analysis training tasks for NASA HQ.
  • Applied Decision Tree/Risk Analysis skills in conjunction with coding effort by fellow Wyle analyst.

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46. Contract Negotiations

low Demand
Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Provide financial reporting & analysis to vendor management teams for contract negotiations.
  • Provide and support contracting officers, buyers, staff and work with integrated program support in the contract negotiations.
  • Established service wide impact by laying the groundwork for contract negotiations with Air Force Officers and Microsoft staff.
  • Perform cost analysis and maintain cost model to support contract negotiations for Program Office and manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
  • Cost estimating / Price Analysis / Contract negotiations.
  • Attended prime contract negotiations yearly.

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47. Ensure Accuracy

low Demand
Here's how Ensure Accuracy is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Monitored corporate-wide expenses, accruals, and known liabilities to ensure accuracy and appropriate account recognition in accordance with NAIC Reg.
  • Review the company's dispute reserve to ensure accuracy.
  • Analyze and track inventory costs to ensure accuracy.
  • Assessed proposed costs associated with terminated contracts, monitored cost- plus contracts to ensure accuracy of reporting and allowability of costs.
  • Assessed un-voucher liability reports to ensure accuracy and to reconcile any discrepancies.
  • Worked in collaboration with controller to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information in support of overall business objectives.

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48. Trend Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Trend Analysis is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Provided reporting and supporting recommendations based on trend analysis.
  • Identified weaknesses in operations through trend analysis.
  • Produce, distribute, and present key initiative driver scorecards and trend analysis reports to stakeholders.
  • Performed trend analysis to identify data anomalies and entry errors for IT PMO and Comptroller departments.
  • Modified existing reports to improve trend analysis, allow consolidation of parent company data, and ability to exclude significant items.
  • Reported, analyzed and interpreted financial and operating information for management which included trend analysis, and budgeted versus actual executed.

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49. Dcaa

low Demand
Here's how Dcaa is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed the documentation in detail of the negotiated price settlement by cost element and supported these details with government DCAA Auditors.
  • Facilitated requests for Government audit support and acted as primary point of contact with Government audit agencies (DCMA/DCAA).
  • Interfaced with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and/or other organizations in response to proposal audits.
  • Acted as the liaison with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) on audit issues.
  • Serve as liaison between DCAA, DCMA and accounts receivable ensuring appropriate billing and collection.
  • Prepare monthly billed reports to DCAA and assist with invoice audit.
  • Created Audit Rate Request for submission to DCAA for proposals.
  • Prepare DCAA incurred cost submissions.
  • Model has been audited by DCAA and is used in Insitu UAS pricing decisions and Life Cycle Cost Projections.

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50. Gaap

low Demand
Here's how Gaap is used in Senior Cost Analyst jobs:
  • Developed solutions for the monthly close for all four roasting plants consistent with GAAP and Starbucks policies.
  • Prepared monthly account reconciliations for the month end close within GAAP G/L.
  • Leverage in-depth knowledge of financial modeling/analysis, GAAP, and assorted technologies to develop business/labor plans and forecasts for functional areas.
  • Assumed responsibility for researching emerging GAAP/SEC issues and preparing executive summaries and impact mitigation strategies for presentation to senior management.
  • Prepared annual audited Financial Statements and supporting files according to GAAP and implemented the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Developed internal audit program used to determine if financial statement accounts are recorded in accordance with GAAP and Corporate policy.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Senior Cost Analyst

Financial Statements26.9%
Variance Analysis11.6%
Cost Analysis7.4%
External Auditors5.3%
Cost Savings5.2%
General Ledger Accounts5.1%
Journal Entries4.6%
Annual Physical Inventory4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Cost Analyst

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
19.7%
19.7%
2
2
Variance Analysis
Variance Analysis
8.5%
8.5%
3
3
Cost Analysis
Cost Analysis
5.4%
5.4%
4
4
External Auditors
External Auditors
3.9%
3.9%
5
5
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
General Ledger Accounts
General Ledger Accounts
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Journal Entries
Journal Entries
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Annual Physical Inventory
Annual Physical Inventory
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Cost Proposals
Cost Proposals
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Cost Estimates
Cost Estimates
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
A/P
A/P
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
EVM
EVM
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Business Units
Business Units
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
ERP
ERP
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Actual Costs
Actual Costs
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Cost Data
Cost Data
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Special Projects
Special Projects
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Cost Control
Cost Control
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
BOM
BOM
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Monthly Cost
Monthly Cost
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Product Cost
Product Cost
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
New Product Development
New Product Development
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Logistics
Logistics
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
SOX
SOX
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
PPV
PPV
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Management System
Management System
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Monthly Basis
Monthly Basis
1%
1%
30
30
EAC
EAC
1%
1%
31
31
DOD
DOD
1%
1%
32
32
R
R
1%
1%
33
33
WIP
WIP
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
WBS
WBS
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Cost Models
Cost Models
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Cost Reports
Cost Reports
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Cost Centers
Cost Centers
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
0.9%
0.9%
39
39
Sigma
Sigma
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Inventory Valuation
Inventory Valuation
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Overhead Rates
Overhead Rates
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Cycle Counts
Cycle Counts
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Risk Analysis
Risk Analysis
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Contract Negotiations
Contract Negotiations
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Ensure Accuracy
Ensure Accuracy
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Trend Analysis
Trend Analysis
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Dcaa
Dcaa
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Gaap
Gaap
0.6%
0.6%

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