Cost analyst

Offer published on 2023-06-02
Location :
Voluntari, Romania
Sector :
Contract Type :

Open positions

Cost analyst

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This role is based in the Michelin Shared Services Center in Bucharest, Michelin Corporate & Business Services, where more than 700 colleagues deliver excellence in Purchasing, Finance, Logistics, Sales Administration, Personnel and Service Management.

The Cost Analyst will:

  • Participate to the proper take-over of activities allocated to her/him, including the preparation of detailed manuals for the process where required;

  • Participate in the transfer of knowledge to other colleagues and new comers (shadowing and training) when necessary;

  • Perform analysis on the balance sheet of stock BS and PL accounts;

  • Perform analysis of variances related to costs (e.g. raw materials) related to quantities, prices etc.;

  • Perform reconciliation of information from different systems/ data bases related to costs and inventories (e.g. accounts payable reconciliation with GL, reconciliation of inventories from different interfaces etc.);

  • Perform reconciliation and justification of stock accounts;

  • Calculation of different provisions and accruals and allocation on cost centers (e.g. net realizable value provision, slow moving provision etc);

  • Different checks related to inventories (e.g. check the raw materials consumption, credit notes for inventories, technological losses, transportation costs, inventory related accruals etc.);

  • Perform monthly closing tasks (including preparing all the reports required) in accordance with deadlines, expected quality levels and Group rules;

  • Participate at the preparation and control of the key indicators (Cost of Materials, Production cost, Measured Inventories, Cost of sales, Variances, inventories discrepancies, efficiency, quality, etc.). Ensure their integrity within prescribed deadlines so as to enable the entity to reach well-informed decisions;

  • Perform annual closing tasks: variances analysis and action plans, accounts cleaning;

  • Contribute to progress of information processes, methods and systems / domain;

  • Implement different process/activity changes required, participate in different projects in her/his area of activity (automatizations, standardization, simplification, efficiency changes);

  • Provide information related to finished goods in order to submit statistical report requested by local legislation;

  • Assist the Accounting manager in providing information to internal/external auditors, fiscal authorities;

  • Provide information required for the preparation of the transfer price file;

  • Propose in accordance with Group standards simplifications and improvements serving to optimize the processes she deals with, if the case;

  • Perform self-assessments within her/his remit in accordance with internal controller's instructions and on schedule for all controls allocated to her/his activity;

  • Assists with preparation of materials and presentations for the department manager/ team leader in case of internal/ external audit, fiscal audit, other requirements;

  • Traveling abroad if necessary;

  • Any other tasks in his activity perimeter demanded by manager and provide support to all other activities requested by the manager which are related to the mission as described in the current job description.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Finance. Relevant experience in: accounting/controlling/industrial controlling;
  • English advanced; French optional;
  • Good team worker;
  • Analytical person, structured and detail oriented;
  • Advanced in working with Excel;
  • Dedicated person.

In Michelin, we offer:

  • Flexible work schedule and home-office options;
  • A customizable benefits package with options to choose: gym access, medical or dental services, private retirement pension, deduction of public transport costs, cultural activities vouchers etc.
  • Private medical subscription; Life insurance; Luncheon vouchers and discounts; Deduction of vacation costs.

How we recruit:

Once you submit your application, one of our recruiters reviews it. If your profile fits our role:

  • We have a phone call to get to know each other;

  • We hold assessments to see your language skills and competencies;

  • We meet in a face to face (or online, depending the context) interview, with a recruiter and the hiring manager.

Pass all stages with flying colors, and we’ll send you our offer.


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Michelin, a leader in the field of tires, is dedicated to sustainably enriching of the mobility of goods and people through the production, distribution and marketing of tires for each type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and atlases. Michelin has over 4500 employees in Romania: 3 factories (2 in Zalău and 1 in Florești - Prahova), as well as a commercial network, and a center for shared services, in Bucharest. The office in Bucharest also hosts the coordination center for the Central Europe region.