Reporting to the Finance Manager - Costing & Operations, the Senior Cost Analyst role is responsible for supporting cost accounting activities including periodic financial reports and analysis, month-end close, budget, contribution and gross margin analysis for domestic and international operations and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. To be successful, the Cost Analyst interacts with the various corporate departments, international sales offices, and manufacturing teams.
Responsible for preparing Operations financial reporting for manufacturing plants, regional businesses, and product lines.
Prepares regional profitability margin analysis and partners with regional management to support decision-making.
Supports COGS and Operations capital budget process and forecasting through building templates and financial models, effectively communicating with business partners, and consolidating feedback received.
Analyzes and maintains material standard pricing and manufacturing labor and overhead rates.
Partners with Sales & Operations planning process by providing inventory and cost analysis.
Supports R&D tax credit, financial and tax audits.
Determines and recommends cost-effective solutions.
Develops systems and procedures for cost accounting functions.
Assists with various ad-hoc projects and analysis as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
100% Employer Paid Medical Insurance – Family + Single Coverage, No Monthly Premiums
Health and Wellness Incentives
Paid Vacations and Holidays
401(k) and Profit-Sharing employees are eligible for up to 15% profit sharing contribution, based on total gross compensation
Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
This position is a hybrid role that offers a flexible schedule including being on-site in Eden Prairie, MN with the Accounting and Finance team
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
5 + years of accounting experience
2 + years of cost accounting experience
Knowledge of GAAP and financial accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of controls, compliance, and risk management
Advanced Microsoft Office and Excel
Ability to generate bold, creative ideas to improve company performance
Strong verbal and written communication skills, comfortable communicating with non- native English speakers
For more than 50 years, Zinpro has pioneered the research and development of performance trace minerals and innovative solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of both animals and people. As a family-owned, privately held company, we have grown steadily thanks to our quality products, expert staff, and a commitment to helping our customers achieve more through science-based trace mineral nutrition. With regional sales offices in 11 countries and products marketed in more than 70 countries worldwide, Zinpro is the global leader in advancing greater nutrition and smarter practices for a better, more sustainable world.