IDEX Senior Cost Analyst in Rohnert Park, California

Title: Senior Cost Analyst

Business Unit: IH&S (Rohnert Park)


600 Park Court

Rohnert Park, California, 94927

United States

Function: Finance


IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation

for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment.

The Senior Cost Analyst (SCA) maintains and monitors cost and manufacturing accounting processes for the manufacturing operations.

The SCA is responsible for the timely and accurate collection and reporting of cost related financial information and cost variance analysis.

The SCA participates in inter-departmental projects as required to support business decisions and profitability improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the month-end close, including preparation of required journal entries and associated analysis.

  • Assists in preparation of month end operating review package.

  • Prepares mid-month and month end manufacturing variance reports.

  • Prepares and reviews various daily operating metrics to monitor business performance.

  • Analyzes and reviews bills of material to ensure accurate product costing.

  • Prepares actual versus budget analysis, manufacturing profit variance analysis, and actual to standard cost comparisons.

  • Analysis of backlog for Gross Margin and material forecasting.

  • Proposes improvements in Operations and Working Capital.

  • Organizes and leads the annual physical inventory and manages the cycle counting process as appropriate.

  • Organizes and runs monthly EOZ meetings with Supply Chain.

  • Participates in preparation of annual budget and forecast.

  • Expected to advise the Finance Manager immediately of any errors, irregularities or significant adjustments or journal entries as they occur.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge/Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to work effectively outside the accounting department

  • Consistently operates at the highest level of integrity and is never willing to compromise with regards to ethical standards


Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the business operations staff and to provide timely suggestions for cost reduction and margin improvement. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization.

  • Clear, precise communication skills.

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills.

  • Operations literacy.

  • Strong Controllership focus.

  • Ability to make ethical and sound business decisions to continually mitigate risk for the business.

  • Ability to deliver accurate and detailed reports in a timely manner.

  • Ability to drive accounting processes.

  • Detail and Process oriented.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Strong leadership and team building skills.

  • Strong sense of urgency and follow up skills.

  • Excellent Excel skills.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • General exposure to office environments.

  • Adherence to all safety requirements.

  • Use of personal protective equipment may be required, i.e. safety glasses, gloves, etc.

Physical/Mental Capabilities:

The physical/mental capabilities 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.

  • Ability to use standard office equipment, i.e. telephone, computer, fax, etc.

  • Ability to travel, both by automobile and air.

  • Ability to move about throughout all of the company’s facility.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1455