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Cost Analyst

San Jose, CA | Full Time
11 Days Ago

Job Description

The Cost Analyst will be responsible for forecasting variances, manufacturing spending and preparing analytical reports for management. The responsibilities include: 

  • Develop analytical reports with FP&A to monitor drivers of the business
  • Develop revenue, manufacturing cost and gross margin analyses and reports by using standard costs
  • Forecast variance accounts and analyze actual variances
  • Forecast manufacturing spending accounts using drivers
  • Close revenue including customer rebates (Ship & Debit)
  • Forecast R&D spending accounts
  • Independently improve Oracle system processes and automate reconciliation and manual processes
  • Ensure the SOX compliance controls are maintained with no deficiencies
  • Assist with ad hoc revenue and cost projects and financial reports as needed


  • BA Accounting plus 5 years of related accounting experience
  • Public Accounting a plus
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Semiconductor experience preferred
  • Present strong problem solving, analytical, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize workload effectively and independently
  • Present strong computer skills, such as an advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • Hands on experience with an enterprise level financial software system, such as Oracle
  • Showing competencies in taking initiative, working independently or as part of a team and meeting tight deadlines

Skills for Cost Analyst

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Career Path for Cost Analyst

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