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Manufacturing Cost Analyst

Date Posted: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

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Job Description:



The Cost Analyst is responsible for supporting the Cost Manager and Operations staff through routine financial analysis, reporting and maintenance of internal controls. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all transactions are recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, including inventories, operating expenses, and capital expenditures.
  • Auditing and reporting on internal controls.
  • Generating and analyzing routine monthly and weekly reports.



  • Personnel No direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Scope Metals Recycling small yards, < 3,000 tons/month
  • Experience 0 – 3 years prior experience



The responsibilities of this position pertain to the accuracy of financial information and the maintenance of internal controls.  The Cost Analyst I will review day to day transactions, including inventory adjustments, purchasing of goods and services, and purchasing and sales of scrap, ensuring accuracy and adherence to company policies and procedures.  The Cost Analyst I will also provide support to operations for SAP (or other ERP systems), and assist with internal control audits and action plan execution.


This position reports directly to the Cost Manager.




  • Responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of financial transactions including but not limited to, inventories, production, shipping, sales, and purchasing.
  • Reviews general ledger activity and prepares adjusting journal entries.
  • Performs account reconciliations, including cash held at the locations.
  • Reviews inventory transactions for completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepares routine financial reports.
  • Provides support to Metals Recycling operations staff for SAP (or other ERP) on accounting or payment issues.
  • Periodically travels to Metals Recycling locations to perform audits of internal controls.
  • Analyzes variances of actual results from budget and forecast.
  • Assists with budget and forecast preparation.
  • Maintains fixed asset ledger.
  • Assists with special projects as required.


The incumbent must perform the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, Provincial, and Local environmental regulations including the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and the Environmental Protection Act.  Employees must also report any situation which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.


The Individual:




  • A Bachelors degree or diploma in accounting or equivalent field of study is required. 
  • Manufacturing Experience 
  • The incumbent should be familiar with various types of computer software programs including Microsoft’s Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and financial software at an intermediate level.


Salary & Benefits:


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Application Process:


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


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