Cost Analyst 4 – Milpitas, CA

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  • Lead monthly OCOGS forecast process, collecting inputs from multiple functions including procurement, planning, engineering, accounting, and other finance teams to develop a complete flash COGS forecast, including manufacturing variances, reserves, inventory capitalization, and any special items.
  • Responsible for segment allocation of costs, both forecast and actual, maintaining procedures and processes for the proper allocation of costs to product segments. Further, communicate and explain cost allocations to all stakeholders, including other finance teams, business teams, and senior leaders.
  • Lead weekly process to provide live insights into the COGS forecast based on operational inputs. Requires coordinating with operations leaders, anticipating likely outcomes, and resourcefulness in estimating financial impact.
  • Conduct period end actual vs. forecast analysis, especially as it relates to manufacturing variances, reserves, and inventory capitalization. Based on analysis, suggest and implement improvements to forecasting process, standard cost setting process, accounting processes, or other processes.
  • Based on cost forecasting expertise, support operations decision-making projects, providing cost analytical support.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 – 10 years of experience in manufacturing cost accounting area, preferably with semiconductor experience. Hands on familiarity with all aspects of inventory and cost accounting.
  • Clear and precise communication. Track record of working with multiple teams across geo and time zone.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams while handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capable of effectively facilitating meetings and developing and executing detail oriented project plans and deliverables and breaking down complex problems into manageable goals
  • Detail-oriented and analytical; able to communicate and comprehend technical information in both written and oral form and keep track of large quantities of data
  • Flexible, collaborative, and a dynamic team-player who can work collaboratively with many different types of personalities and still maintain a sense of calm and good humor under pressure
  • Friendly, personable, able to build relationships
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with oral and written communication skills with proven experience presenting project information to representatives from all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, prioritize multiple tasks, problem solve under pressure of deadlines and resource constraints.



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