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Balchem Sr. Cost Analyst in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Sr. Cost Analyst

Department: Accounting/Finance

Location: Maryland Heights, MO

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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - -BCPC-) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY :

Balchem is looking for a Sr. Cost Analyst. POSITION CAN RESIDE IN EITHER OUR MIDDLETOWN, NY OR MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO LOCATION.

This role will report directly to the Supply Chain Finance Manager. Responsibilities will include leading close activities for selected plants, cost containment actions and driving accountability to targeted commitments. The individual should have an eye towards continuous improvement, leveraging technology and other solutions to automate and scale our processes to enable strategic decisions. The individual must possess excellent critical thinking skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and possess an attention to detail, while comprehending the bigger picture.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively lead thoughtful analysis regarding the Supply Chain impact on the P&L, Balance Sheet and key financial metrics

  • Lead financial close for selected plants/locations, including SOX controls and Balance Sheet Reconciliations

  • Lead monthly forecast regarding variances for selected plants

  • Review batch orders and provide analysis on a daily/weekly basis

  • Contribute in developing yearly operation plans, budgets, and estimating new product costs, understanding overhead structure, etc.

  • Partner with key supply chain leadership (primarily plant personnel)

  • Prepare expense account analysis as needed

  • Accumulate and apply labor and overhead costs

  • Supply external audit team with information and analysis for annual audits and quarterly reviews as required

  • Other Ad Hoc as needed

    REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor-s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA a plus

  • 5-7 years of directly related Finance experience within a manufacturing/supply chain organization

  • Strong Excel Skills, Microsoft office suite, Power BI a plus

  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving abilities

  • Aptitude to succeed in a competitive and deadline-oriented environment

  • Solid understanding of Information Systems/ERP Systems

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is mostly sedentary

  • Operate typical office equipment

  • Work is conducted in an office setting

    Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.

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