Cost Analyst

  • Job Reference: 00002424-1
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Precision Colour Printing
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Cost Analyst Job Description


The company is seeking a Cost Analyst to join the Finance Team. Main duties will include: studying job related costs to verify job profitability; collecting and analysing financial data; reviewing costs and comparing estimated and planned with actual expenses. Ultimately, this job will be an integral part of our efforts to ensure profitability and business success.




  • Gather and analyse job costing data
  • Compare actual cost and sales records against planned costs
  • Provide concise reasons to explain positive and adverse variances
  • Prepare detailed reports, both periodically and ad-hoc
  • Forecast and analyse costs of processes, inventory, and labour
  • Produce journals and reconciliations for monthly management accounts
  • Liaise with internal contacts to resolve costing queries
  • Deal with customer invoice queries
  • As part of a small team may be required to assist with other duties



  • Proven experience as a Cost Analyst, Variance Analyst, Data Analyst
  • Experience in data, operational and financial analysis
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and software
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly using Excel
  • Business acumen
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication aptitude
  • Qualifications in Accounting/Finance or a numerical based subject



Written applications including an up-to-date CV to Paul Richardson – B.I, Systems and Finance Analyst.