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Southern Company Cost Analyst in Durham, North Carolina

Cost Analyst

Durham, NC ( •DI-Manufacturing SG&A



PowerSecure is seeking a Cost Analyst to assist in the financial activities of the manufacturing organization in a variety of ways. One of the key expectations for this role focuses on the accurate recording of manufacturing, production engineering, and commissioning costs. We’re looking for our next inquisitive team member who is prepared to ask the tough questions, ready to “dig in” and find solutions. This position will be based in Durham, NC .

The Cost Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Production Project Management Team evaluating actual manufacturing costs to expected costs at a shop order and project level.

  • Month-end closing of General Ledger including balance sheet reconciliations and income statement account review for trends, missing costs, and coding issues.

  • Generating monthly departmental financial reports providing analysis of actuals versus budget and prior year along with trends, presenting to departmental managers.

  • Budgeting costs for use in controlling expenditures.

  • Recording adjustments to the accounting records as needed to accurately reflect costs.

  • Reviewing/Approving Coding for Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, and other purchases.

  • Reviewing cycle count thoroughness and accuracy, coordinating with Inventory Control Team on analysis of root causes of discrepancies and their resolution.

  • Participating on the team to measure and control obsolete, slow-moving, and excess inventory.

  • Implementing and reviewing controls, noting discrepancies.

  • Preparing support for audit queries related to manufacturing and inventory.

  • Other general accounting and financial analysis, as required.

About Us:

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage

• Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

• Vacation, Company Holidays, Personal Days and Sick Days

• Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

• Wellness Incentive Programs

• Employee Referral Program

• Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of Cost Analysis in a Manufacturing Environment

  • Manufacturing Cost systems background including use of BOM’s, routings, crewing levels, labor rates, and shop orders.

  • Sound analytical skills and understanding of accounting principles.

  • ERP experience required

  • Proficiency in MS Office products such as Excel, TEAMS, Outlook, and Word;

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams on analysis of manufacturing and support team costs.

  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Ability to prepare journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts.

Operating Company: PowerSecure

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