Business Unit Controller/Analyst

Creative Financial Staffing
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 11, 2024
Apr 20, 2024
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Job Title: Business Unit Controller/Analyst with Costing Focus

Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Business Unit Controller/Analyst with a strong emphasis on costing to join our team. This role will be responsible for providing financial leadership, analysis, and cost management for a specific business unit within the organization. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of costing methodologies, product profitability analysis, and variance analysis. They will collaborate closely with senior management to drive business performance and make informed decisions.

  • Serve as the primary financial partner to the business unit leadership team, providing insights, analysis, and recommendations related to costing and profitability.
  • Develop and maintain cost accounting systems, processes, and models to accurately track and allocate costs across products, services, and projects.
  • Conduct regular cost analysis and identify opportunities to optimize costs, improve efficiencies, and enhance profitability.
  • Partner with operational teams to develop and maintain standard costs for products and services, ensuring accuracy and relevance.
  • Analyze product profitability and pricing strategies to maximize margins and drive revenue growth.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual cost reports, highlighting variances and trends for management review.
  • Lead the development of annual budgets and strategic plans for the business unit, incorporating cost projections and profitability targets.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to costing and profitability, providing regular updates and insights to senior management.
  • Collaborate with accounting and finance teams to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including cost of goods sold (COGS) and gross margin analysis.
  • Provide costing expertise and support to cross-functional teams on new product development, pricing decisions, and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial analysis, costing, or business partnering roles, preferably in a manufacturing or product-oriented industry.
  • Strong understanding of costing methodologies, including standard costing, activity-based costing (ABC), and marginal costing.
  • Proficiency in cost accounting principles, techniques, and tools, with advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex financial data, identify insights, and communicate recommendations to drive business performance.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and data integrity.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking capabilities, with a focus on driving profitability and value creation.