Senior Cost Analyst (Hybrid)

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Date: Aug 8, 2022

Location: Salisbury, NH, US, 01952

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.





Senior Cost Analyst – Salisbury and Portsmouth (Hybrid Office Schedule - x2 Week) 



The Senior Cost Analyst will operate as the key plant coordinator between the plant leadership team and corporate central accounting functions in directing/supporting the site to meet or exceed all targeted operating objectives, including quality, service, safety, working capital, operating expenses and scrap/losses. The Senior Cost Analyst will partner with the division finance department to maintain an effective internal controls/controllership environment and ensure compliance with Milliken policies, GAAP and will provide support during internal and external audits. This role will develop and propose forward-looking solutions to drive and address plant financial issues and improve operational and financial results.



  • Develop and coordinate plant reports, plans, and forecasts, goals & objectives, financial reconciliations, and analysis for plant leaders, including variance analysis and cost control reporting and recommendations.
  • Support closing activities and preparation of standard reports each financial period, including the plant period financial report
  • Advise and counsel Plant Manager on financial implications of operating strategies, cost control actions and decisions.
  • Support long-term strategic planning process.
  • Manage, analyze, evaluate and interpret plant financial forecasts and operating results. Inform management of results and recommend corrective actions to address unfavorable variances.
  • Interpret, implement and monitor corporate policies and procedures, ensure financials are reported in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and local statutory requirements.
  • Establish, monitor and maintain a system of internal controls that safeguard company assets and provides for integrity and propriety of financial transactions and activities.
  • Evaluate and approve plant capital expenditure requests prior to division/corporate management approval. Monitor and report purchase commitments and spending for all capital projects. Conduct follow-up to ensure compliance for all significant capital investments.



  • BS Degree – Accounting, Finance or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in Finance/Accounting.
  • 2+ years of experience in Operations-Finance.
  • 2+ Experience working in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability in driving results thru the use of data
  • Experience with standard costing methodology, including BOMS, routings, and variance analysis.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills and Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred.



  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail, good judgment in decision making.
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and willing to take ownership and responsibility as a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to influence others and promote positive change.
  • Ability to work in a global team environment that involves culturally different people and time zones.
  • Desire to continuously look for improvement opportunities (efficiency, automation).
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.



Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.