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Cost Analyst

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF120000 - CHF130000
Date added
19 February, 2021

Job Description

For a fast-growing, international business, we are seeking a Cost Analyst to support the Operational team globally, in a newly created position. As well as accelerated growth, the company is undergoing a product pivot from physical to digital. This means that the successful applicant will be exposed to development, change and growing responsibilities in a short period of time. If you have a strong Cost Accounting background and moving quickly from project to project is attractive, this role will be of interest.


Cost Analyst , Vaud, Switzerland


The main duties of the Cost Analyst are:

  • Managing overheads, analysing trends and activity gaps
  • Standard cost monitoring, variance analysis
  • Developing insights – overheads, ROI, dashboard
  • Assisting on monthly and annual closing development, reporting
  • Compliance on Accounting standards
  • Planning – budgets and forecasts in both OPEX and CAPEX
  • Contributing to standard costs definitions
  • Ongoing process improvements
  • Project participation and management (e.g. ERP upgrade)


The skills required for the Cost Analyst position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or equivalent, qualification in Cost Accounting (e.g. CIMA) a plus
  • Empathy – ability to work in a warm culture with expectations of collaboration
  • Strong experience of Supply Chain – standard costs, variance – from an industrial or FMCG background
  • Excel, Business Intelligence (BI) tools, exposure to a major ERP
  • Fluent (C1) English and French
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent communication, enabling explanation of complex subject matter to senior management
  • Strong prioritisation/project management skills


If you are interested in applying for this JB-APTV-455101 role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Bower in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.