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Employment Type
Direct Hire
Chicago, Illinois


BLACKROCK is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant for a Direct Hire role with our client in Chicago. This role is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the entire manufacturing network along with necessary deep dives based on results. There is a high level of interaction with Operations Leadership and Plant Controllers. Strong excel skills and prior manufacturing finance or cost accounting experience is a must.


  • Provide the management team with clear insights driven by strong analytics that support improvement within the manufacturing network.
  • Enable and support the plant network in implementing improvements identified through analysis
  • Develop tools to support data analytics and reporting
  • Consolidated reporting to leadership on network performance and spending
  • Financial analysis to support operational objectives and projects
  • Proactively looking for trends, best practices, and opportunities with the network to drive improvement
  • Work extensively with controllers and operations to understand what is happening in the business and help articulate the action items and messaging to leadership and the broader organization
  • Work with all plants, FP&A, and operations to build annual budget and monthly forecasts
  • Translate operational metrics into financial impact to help business prioritize
  • Some travel required depending on projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Prior manufacturing finance experience including standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis required
  • Four or more years of relevant finance experience
  • Strong MS Excel modeling and analysis skills
  • Proficiency in ERP systems (SAP preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • General accounting knowledge in both GAAP, strong Microsoft Office capability and proficiency in SQL
  • Prior experience with MS Access a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvements and cost savings plans
  • Strong organizational and communications skills with demonstrated ability to convey ideas to a diverse audience (Finance and Operational Partners)

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
Standard Cost Accounting experince
Strong MS Excel modeling and analysis skills


5+ to 7 years experience
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally


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BlackRock Resources, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer