Sr. Cost Analyst

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive accounting support to Proterra's Manufacturing Controller and other site leadership team members. Proterra is seeking a Sr. Cost Analyst to join our high performing Finance and Accounting team. This person will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve, and document accounting issues relating to cost accounting in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

This position is part of a team who is responsible for ensuring the integrity of company-wide accounting on inventory valuation, inventory management, and COGS by providing process knowledge, technical expertise, business collaboration, and reporting leadership, with a strong desire to improve processes and controls. The candidate must be detail oriented, have strong organization and communication skills, and be hands-on. Our ideal candidate is a well-rounded performer who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is focused on process improvement and has the passion to excel.

About the Role – You will:

  • Perform variance analysis (e.g., PPV, Cost Revaluation, work order variances), investigate large variances, seek immediate resolution where applicable and provide recommendations for improvement. Partnering with the organization to find permanent solutions and implementation of those solutions.
  • Participate in the month end close process related to inventory, COGS, and additional manufacturing variances.
  • Prepare and maintain monthly account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts related to inventory, COGS and variances.
  • Constantly drive improvements to processes through automation.
  • Preparation of monthly reporting packages and analyzing financial results for cost center owners. Reporting actual results versus plan, including variance analysis insights.
  • Maintain and develop metrics for analyzing business performance; develop a reporting mechanism to communicate trends to management.
  • Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned.
  • About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Accounting team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greer based Accounting Department.
  • This position will report to the Manufacturing Controller.
  • About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business process.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills that works independently with general supervision.
  • Team-player that is willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills; Continuously identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • Self-starter with strong ethical standards
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and/or equivalent experience.
  • 3 - 5 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Oracle experience is preferred not required.
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business issues.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to clearly and concisely interface with all levels of management.
  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
  • Location: Greer, SC - Fully Onsite

    No Relocation available

    Travel: 0 - 10

    Job details


    Sr. Cost Analyst




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 03, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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