Cost Analyst Intern
Dart Container - Mason, MI

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The Cost Analyst Intern position focuses on working with Dart's product costing system and completing other cost related projects.

Specific Duties:
  • Work with the Product Cost Analysis (PCA) system.
  • Help maintain and update the PCA system through gathering of cost information from Engineering department and/or the production facilities, verification of information and cost calculations, and documentation of steps taken.
  • Monitor various cost components (raw material, labor, etc.) on an ongoing basis and update product costs as needed.
  • Work together with other personnel assigned to the PCA project.
  • Investigate large variances between expected and actual costs.
  • Investigate large variances between different production plants.
  • Meet all product costing deadlines.
  • Communicate to production personnel areas for potential cost reductions identified through the product costing process.
  • Work on various special projects.
  • Learn any relevant computer software used in the department.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or General Business, with an expected graduation date between August 2013 and August 2014

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to recognize problems and recommend solutions to problems

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong written and excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with other departments to gather and provide information
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and in groups
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Aptitude for and enjoyment of working with numbers
  • Must have a solid business sense
  • Must understand basic mathematical concepts including the use of fractions and decimals
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Prior cost accounting experience or course work is a plus
Additional Information:

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