Senior Cost Analyst

US, US, CA - Aliso Viejo

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: No travel required

Location: CA - Aliso Viejo

Ref#: 16570

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Job Description

This role is primarily responsible for all day-to-day activities of the cost accounting function and manage all reporting and analysis of inventory and manufacturing operating expense. In this highly visible position, the Senior Cost Analyst will be challenged to interface regularly with senior management and operations. This position reports to Sr. Manager of Finance.

  • Analyze inventory, reserve, variances, and manufacturing spend. Communicate issues and identify opportunities to management
  • Define policies and procedures for all cost accounting activities
  • Development and maintenance of standard costs
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Review work orders and variances
  • Perform monthly closing activities including journal entries, account reconciliations, reporting and analysis
  • Review operation process for financial impact, propose and communicate changes required to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Work closely with operation and provide support when needed
  • Work with external and internal auditors

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years progressive experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing organization
  • Strong understanding of ERP system
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advance Excel skill required
  • Proven experience in driving process improvement
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive in communicating issues and ability to deal with challenges
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with non-accounting professionals

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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