Share this Job

Cost Analyst

Date Posted: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

About Us:


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.


Job Description:



The Cost Analyst I 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. 
  • 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.


If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or


Find similar jobs: