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Cost Analyst, Operations Finance

Apply Now Job ID R-336016 Date posted 04/19/2019

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Cost Accountant, Operations Finance provides Financial and Accounting support for the Instrument Operations organization of BD Biosciences. This includes developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial planning and control. Supports the Company’s annual budget process, including department spending, manufacturing variances, inventory, capital, and budget allocations. Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Works on projects/problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of tangible and intangible variables. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Normally receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.

Essential job responsibilities

  • Responsible for development and maintenance of monthly variance and expense analysis based on current trends and sound business assumptions. Investigates complex questions concerning this analysis and provides additional data to managers.
  • Responsible for supporting SORP Instrument manufacturing.  This would include product costing, work order and sales order analysis, manufacturing variances and day to day support of production activities.
  • Performs financial analysis in the areas of resource utilization, financial performance optimization, working capital requirements, and performance verse Budget.
  • Supports the Company’s annual budget process and quarterly forecasting process, including Headcount, Spending, Manufacturing Variances, Capital expenditures and Inventory.
  • Manages and coordinates the annual standard setting processes for the Operations Finance team.
  • Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. Participates as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management
  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.
  • Supports the month end closing activities for the Business.

    Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance plus 3 to 5 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Financial Planning & Analysis experience required
  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Requires understanding of cost accounting principles including standard costing and inventory management
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills required

    Preferred qualifications

  • Financial analysis experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with SAP and/or Hyperion preferred

            Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Effective analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Effective organization and planning skills.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy with strong attention to detail


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Jose

Additional Locations

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