Cost Accountant / Financial Analyst

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $85,000 - $105,000 per year
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Cost Accountant / Financial Analyst

job summary:
Randstad USA is seeking an accounting professional for an exciting and challenging cost accountant / financial analyst opportunity.

Randstad is working with a global brand in the north suburbs area to identify a skilled cost accountant & financial analyst for a position within their growing accounting department.

An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and at least four years of experience as a financial analyst in a large corporation ($250M+ in revenue). Cost accounting experience is also required. Other essential attributes include a positive attitude, strong organizational skills, the ability to work across various accounting platforms, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

If you are looking for a new role that offers opportunities for continued growth and professional development, this is the opportunity for you.

location: Chicago, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $85,000 - 105,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years

  • Provide financial planning and analysis (FP&A) support to the Service, Manufacturing and Supply Chain groups.
  • Proficient in gathering, interpreting and communicating organizational data to better understand the business and its key drivers.
  • Prepare financial forecasts, semi-annual budgets / operating plans, as well as, concise meaningful variance and margin analysis.
  • Provide direction on cost accounting related activities to ensure that transactions are recorded accurately and transparently.
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of cost variance drivers.
  • Calculate of annual labor and overhead rates, ensure that transfer prices for services performed are reasonable, and drive effective decisions in the organization.
  • Support management in preparing board presentations, financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, and other projects.
  • Assume limited roles within the month end accounting close, be responsible for reviewing judgmental accounts, and perform audits as necessary.
Travel Requirements

  • Limited travel with North America is required.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
  • Master's Degree of Business Administration is preferred .
  • 3+ years of cost accounting experience is required.
  • 4+ years of financial analysis experience is required.
  • Proficiency in major ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, JR Edwards, SAP)
Beneficial Education, Skills and Experience

  • Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus.
  • Experience using SAP FI/CO is a plus.
  • Experience with CRM is helpful.
  • Experience with BW and BI is helpful.
Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), annual retirement contribution, paid time off and holidays.

If this sounds like a position that matches your skills, experience and... more importantly... your career goals, I want to speak with you. Click APPLY or send me an e-mail at so that we can schedule a time to speak.

skills: Financial Analysis, Cost Accounting
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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