• Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1096
  • Salary: $82,000 - $110,000

FirstFour Staffing has partnered with a reputable manufacturing organization that is seeking to add a Cost & Inventory Analyst to their team north of Mobile, Alabama. 

***This is an onsite role that cannot be performed remotely. 


  • Involvement with key month-end closing activities
  • Prepares monthly reporting metrics for presentation to local and business area management
  • Analyzes and interprets operating results and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and profitability improvement
  • Prepares and analyzes cost variance analysis reporting and commentary
  • Stock evaluations including but not limited to maintenance and consumption of parts analysis
  • Performs financial analysis of investment proposals, prepares capital requests and provide proper ROI documentation
  • Supports forecasting and budgeting process
  • Implements and enforces company policies and controls
  • Regular interaction with technical support departments concerning controlling and inventory processes

Experience & Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field, or combination of post-secondary education and related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of cost accounting experience in a large manufacturing environment
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data accurately and timely
  • Experience with inventory evaluations and controls, standard cost, and variance analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Excel, Teams, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Highly skilled in SAP FI & CO module, with a sound working knowledge of large ERP system
  • Knowledge of SAP Business Objects preferred but not required
  • Sound knowledge of Accounting Standards


  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently
  • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
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