Sr. Cost Analyst

Manages all general cost accounting, standard cost calculations, variance analysis, and budget performance on a local level.  Assists in month end closing.  Assures the accurate and timely preparation and reporting of results including necessary analyses and guidance to aid in the identification or resolution of problem areas and in planning and decision making.

•    Ensures properly cost accounting in line with corporate and local policies and guidelines for the area of responsibility
•    Responsible for month-end cost accounting closing tasks.  Key owner and processor of SAP Blackline cost accounting closing tool
•    Supports Site Controller in the proper organization and completion of cooperative planning and medium-term planning as well as budge control for the site
•    Prepares controls and analyses monthly results and reports to Site Controller and Site Manager
•    Supports quote activity by Sales for existing products by maintaining accurate cost models and prepares ad hoc cost calculations for newer products
•    Special projects in the area of cost analysis: make/buy, analyses cost of processes (supports SGL X)
•    Support Site Controller in preparation of KA’s that require calculations
•    Prepares cost standards for inventory on an annual basis or as needed.  Evaluates monthly variances to standard (work order variances, purchase price, etc.) and proposes corrective action as needed.
•     Ensures (along with Site Controller) an orderly stock taking and valuation in line with corporate valuation procedures.
•    Organizes local inventory control/auditing procedures and records, and supervises the conduct of inventory reviews
•    Takes care, maintains and updates the respective SAP modules in cooperation with IS.
•    Assist Site Controller with special projects (continuous improvement, corporate initiatives, Six Sigma, etc.)
•    Leads Groups and sits in as key user for SAP finance, controlling and projects modules function expert responsible for troubleshooting, training, documentation.

• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization as well as with customers and regulatory agencies.
• Proficient in MS Office products with emphasis on EXCEL, PowerPoint and Word.
• Strong knowledge or background in ERP System Environment.
• Intermediate to high degree of proficiency in SAP FI/CO modules

• B.S. in Accounting required.  
• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in the area of finance and accounting.
• Experience/knowledge regarding IAS and/or US GAAP.

Work Environment:
This position works in an office environment and might be subject to enter into a noisy plant environment. 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is rarely required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift/and or move up to 10 pounds. This position requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Type: on-site.

Compensation: annual - 95k-105k DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Holidays and more benefits available!

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Nov 19, 2022

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL Technic, LLC
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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