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Sr. Plan Cost Analyst

companyFive Star Recruiting and Staffing
locationRichburg, SC 29729, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Plan Cost Analyst

Location: Richburg, SC Facility (Relocation Assistance: Available)

Job Type: Full-time, direct hire perm

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in operational rate development, cost planning, analysis, month-end reporting, and inventory transactions.
  • Act as the accounting/finance leader for the facility, supporting decision-making and driving month-end close processes.
  • Engage in process improvement and project-based work.
  • Independently work within a matrixed environment, demonstrating a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Serve as the primary financial contact at the facility, providing necessary financial information and analysis.
  • Monitor inventory batches, resolve variances, and ensure proper accounting treatment throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Assist in annual planning for variable/fixed costs and departmental expense budgets.
  • Lead the annual physical inventory count and support the cycle count program.
  • Collaborate with plant finance teams to understand cost variances and drive total cost reduction.
  • Generate monthly financial reports and analytics for operations review.
  • Partner with operations to track and report cost saving initiatives, calculate ROI for capital projects, and evaluate financial impacts.
  • Periodically evaluate labor and overhead rates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting/cost experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Experience with inventory transactions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting experience in a multi-location, mid-to-large company.
  • Background in process manufacturing and understanding of inventory transactions.
  • ERP experience in a manufacturing setting (Oracle preferred).
  • SQL experience.
  • Previous project management experience.


  • Self-directed with strong leadership and communication skills across various organizational levels.
  • Ability to explain finance/accounting concepts to non-financial managers.
  • Strong inclination towards embracing and driving change.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, capable of managing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Inventory reserves.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills.

Additional Information:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • The ideal candidate should have over 3 years of experience in Cost Accounting.
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