Cost Analyst

Gordon Food Service | Wyoming, MI

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Posted Date 8/05/2022

This position evaluates operational efficiencies and analyzes expense trends to promote sound decision making amongst division leadership. Builds and supports standard reports, templates and other tools as well as provides valuable insights to help derive operational efficiency enhancement initiatives

Essential Functions:

  • Support operational and business leadership with operational efficiency insights and value-add analysis.
  • Track Leverage improvement and other cost savings initiatives.
  • Assist with the LRP/AOP/Forecast processes for respective regions.
  • Perform month-end review process, including:
  • Review expense results and trends with operational leadership.
  • Assist in preparation and review of month-end presentations for region senior teams.
  • Prepare and input month-end comments Financial Packet and other relevant documents.
  • Review Leverage results and other KPIs and provide insights to operational leadership.
  • Support capital process by compiling data for capital requests and assisting with capital investment impact analysis.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert to operational leadership on all inventory and product loss activity.
  • Participate in action teams, key strategic initiatives and special projects.
  • Maintain Anaplan in collaboration with Home Office.
  • Support scorecard setup and development plan objectives.
  • Prepare cost input for the regional reforecast process.
  • Assist in development of financial acumen for the region.

Potential candidate will have:

  • Must have knowledge of general ledger accounting, cost accounting and analysis, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and internal control analysis and implementation. Experience manipulating large amounts of data.
  • Knowledge of general accounting cycle, with ability to journalize and reconcile activity that flows through the trial balance. Ability to recognize inaccurate coding, and the ability to understand AP, AR, Payroll, inventory processes. Has great ability to problem solve with accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Mathematical - arithmetic, measures, statistics, money
  • Self Management - self direction, distraction, repetition, prioritization, fluctuations in workload, ambiguity, and accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments, maintains confidentiality.
  • Reacts well under pressure and approaches others in a tactful manner, possess an entrepreneurial attitude, strategic visioning capabilities, strong decision making skills and enjoys working in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must have strong knowledge base of Microsoft Office products. Must be willing to take on additional tasks and duties when necessary.


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Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

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All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.
Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.

Job Type
Full time

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