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Cost Analyst

We are looking for an experienced, skilled and motivated Finance professional who shares our passion for innovative strength, team spirit and personal responsibility. The Cost Analyst in our Valencia manufacturing plant is responsible for managing financial records, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, and analyzing financial data. This includes standard cost calculations and month end closing & budget activities, with a focus on variance analysis. The Cost Analyst is a critical Business Partner supporting the local Plant Management team, the Plant Controller and the Business Unit teams in North Carolina and Germany. This position is an on-site role which requires to be on-site 100% of the time. For this position we do not offer relocation support or visa support.



  • Be responsible for month-end closing, process the SAP cost accounting closing tasks, owning the site revenue postings, etc
  • Coordinate the annual budget process on plant level. 
  • Own the standard costs calculation and analysis, working together with stakeholders like Production and Engineering.
  • Organize local inventory control / auditing procedures, conduct inventory cycle counts.
  • Analyze and interpret financial performance KPIs, help to identify countermeasures and support cost improvement initiatives. Work with Production to understand impacts on financial performance and identify cost drivers.
  • Prepare variance analysis and financial reports in accordance with legal regulations and company deadlines & guidelines.
  • Support capital investment requests or business case calculations by providing financial analysis.
  • Partner with the Plant Controller & the Management team to drive profitability and improve productivity.
  • Further responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


Your Profile:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years of experience in financial accounting / analysis, preferably in industrial / manufacturing environments.
  • Required proficiency in Excel and SAP. 
  • Knowledge of IAS / GAAP and cost accounting standards.
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical and problem-solving skills with proven experience in driving process improvement
  • Ability to handle multiple projects or tasks concurrently.
  • You are self-motivated, hands-on and detail oriented with the ability to take initiative.

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. 
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Reasonable Accommodation Notice
SGL Carbon, LLC is committed to the inclusion of qualified individuals. As part of this commitment SGL Carbon, LLC will provide accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email . If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at or 704-593-5250.

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 4,800 employees worldwide and 29 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  May 22, 2024

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL Technic, LLC
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  80000
Maximum Salary:  120000

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Accounting, Compliance, Plant Manager, Business Process, ERP, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Management, Technology

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