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Junior Cost Analyst

Published 24 May 2024
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Job Starts: 24th May 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Junior Cost Analyst | £30,000 - £35,000 | Burton-on-Trent | Global Company | Hybrid

Are you a detail-oriented individual with a passion for cost analysis and financial planning? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment and want a role where your insights can make a significant impact on a leading business?

Macildowie Finance are currently working with a leading global entertainment company, who are recruiting a Junior Cost Analyst into a newly-created role within the team. Reporting to the Senior Cost Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in analysing, monitoring, and reporting on costs associated with the company's operations, projects, and products. No day will be the same and you be involved in a variety of different areas of the business.

What is the job?

  • Analyse cost data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for cost reduction or optimisation.
  • Assist with cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the financial impact of business decisions and initiatives.
  • Help prepare regular reports on cost performance, including variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Present findings and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement cost-saving initiatives, best practices, and process improvements to enhance cost efficiency and accuracy.
  • Assist with the development and automation of reports to streamline data analysis and reporting processes.
  • Find, analyse, and input data from invoices/purchase orders.
  • Ad hoc support to the Senior Cost Analyst as and when required.

What are you like?

  • Either studying or interested in studying ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • 2-3 years' experience in accounts payable, cost analysis, financial planning, or related Finance roles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft products.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify issues with data.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey financial insights to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience using Dynamics 365 and Adaptive is a plus.


  • Salary of £30,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience)
  • 25 days of annual leave + bank holidays
  • Birthday leave and the option to buy and sell annual leave
  • Flexible and Hybrid working
  • Private healthcare plan
  • Company-funded social events and activities

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and contribute to a company that values innovation, resilience, and teamwork, apply today or contact Louis for further details!

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