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Cost Analyst/Accountant

Company: Qualitel Corp.
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

QUALITEL Profile:
Qualitel is a contract manufacturer of mission-critical electronics, specializing in a full range of high-mix, low-volume and high-reliability products and services.
Qualitel was started in 1995 by its current President, Tuanhai Hoang and has become one of Washington State's fastest growing companies in the new millennium. Located only 20 miles north of Seattle in Everett, Washington, Qualitel remains a private company with a reputation for products and services of the highest quality.
The company is known for its commitment to a "lean" culture which allows it to offer the shortest lead times and highest quality production available today. -By placing a singular emphasis on flexibility and responsiveness, Qualitel is able to offer efficient execution of unique, difficult and complex projects.
Company success is further predicated on:
Customer focused service
Operational excellence using lean manufacturing systems
All relevant quality registrations and certifications
High-mix and high reliability EMS expertise
Open-book costing
State-of-the-art, redundant equipment
Inventory and obsolescence management
Supply change management and automated BIM ordering systems
Barcode component and WO traceability
Trained and certified IPC-610 and J-STD-001 workforce

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Analyst has overall responsibility for analyzing all costs and pricing at Qualitel with the purpose of finding cost reduction and variance opportunities. -This will include:

- - - - - - -Costing and pricing analysis & variance reporting
- - - - - - -Analysis of actual, standard, and quoted costs for labor and materials.
- - - - - - -Analyze variances for sales orders, purchase orders, and work orders to quoted costs and standards
- - - - - - -Analyze expenses and COGS
- - - - - - -Providing managers and team with clear, understandable and useful reports and metrics
- - - - - - -Using data and relevant analysis, advises manager on improvement of profit margins, and cost of goods and services.
- - - - - - -Review, interpret, analyze and communicates important financial information to President and leadership team.

Search Criteria:

MUSTS:

1) - - -Experience with data/financial analysis, and specifically with product/job costing, variance analysis, profit margin analysis.

2) - - -Using advance functions in Excel and Pivot Tables.

3) - - -Experience with accessing complex data from SQL and Access databases and translating this understandable language for operating personnel.

4) - - -Experience in a manufacturing environment, and preferably a component/assembly environment.

5) - - -Experience with setting up and working with cost methods in ERP

6) - - -Demonstrated ability to make operational and management decisions in response to changing conditions and emergencies.

7) - - -Ability to effectively interface and team with all levels of an organization, and to maintain positive, constructive relationships with operating personnel.

8) - - -Exceptional interpersonal communications skills, including strong verbal and writing ability; presentation skills; ability to listen "actively" and to calibrate communication style to all levels of the company for maximum effectiveness.

9) - - -A Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance, accounting, supply chain or related.

PREFERRED:

1) - -Experience with "lean" and "continuous improvement" principles and practices.

2) - -Experience in a multi-line, multi-product manufacturing or electronic assembly company with complex costing challenges.

3) - -Experience with box-build and high level assemblies with many configurations and subassemblies.

COMPANY CULTURE: - The culture of Qualitel is characterized by doing what it takes to get things done, continuous improvement of processes and systems, a "hands on" commitment to accomplishing the best product possible for the customer, a bias for action and excellence, and operating with a lean mentality.

Employees are held to high performance standards, but always treated with respect and dignity.

INITIAL EXPECTATIONS:

FIRST 3 to 6 MONTHS:

Analyze costs and profit margins for the current customers, major product lines, and top gross margin products.
Help implement cost analysis system that can quickly provide profit margin by product by. -Compares quotes to actuals to provide variances from WO to Sales Order.
Analyze top 3 COGS accounts
Fix found system costing issues and variances as identified
Provide existing weekly and monthly dashboard and metrics

BETWEEN 6 to 12 MONTHS:

Analysis of all COGS and expenses
Complete analysis of profit margins for all products and new products introduced.
Analyze costings for Express division
Improve existing dashboard and metrics
Provide better analysis timely and identify cost reduction opportunities
Provide accurate profitability and variances by work orders and by item.
Clean up labor and materials variances on financial statement

AFTER 12 MONTHS:

Have a cost analysis system that will identify profitability for all new products and existing products that other can use.
Update a cost model that Qualitel can use to quote include labor and materials burden rate.
Qualitel has a system that can effectively review variances timely.
Set up automated reports and alerts with IT

BEHAVIORAL TRAITS & SKILLS:
Someone committed to hard work in a TEAM environment-doing what it takes to get the job done in a timely way.
Someone who demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning in the way they perform their everyday work.
A person who naturally conveys and promotes a positive, "can-do", forward looking attitude and approach.
Someone who demonstrates a high "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence) and evidences a preference for collaboration across departments and disciplines.

REASONING ABILITY: - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. -The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. -The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

COMPENSATION: -A competitive base salary, benefit package and profit sharing

Keywords: Qualitel Corp., Everett , Cost Analyst/Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Everett, Washington

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