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Cost Accountant Analyst

Vancouver, WA, USA Req #234
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

About Us


The Glen Dimplex Americas organization operates in North, Central and South America. Focused on enhancing the moments that matter in life with a commitment to delivering the best design and efficiency in the areas of temperature control and comfort creation. The organization’s portfolio of leading brands are strategically positioned to meet the market challenges of tomorrow by enhancing the moments that matter in life and in the environment.

The Dimplex brand focuses on innovation, inspired design and energy efficiency while the Cadet brand invites warmth and dependability at a value appreciated by its customers. Together these brands provide complete product offerings in the residential and commercial comfort categories, ranging from electric heaters, to fireplaces and controls. Dimplex also delivers on inspired design in the category of home furnishings with a complete line of mantels and media consoles.

Glen Dimplex Americas is a division of the Glen Dimplex Group - the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, which holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, heating, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the Glen Dimplex Group privately owns over 40 brands with operations in 80 countries.

Summary of Position


We are seeking a strategic, collaborative and innovative Cost Analyst who is ready to take their career to the next level.  In this role you will be a key asset in the future growth of the company.  This individual will be participating in a project to transition the business to a new ERP system.  They will provide financial consulting and strategic support to the Senior Operations Director and VP of Finance, including preparing financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, P&L analysis, industry/peer group comparisons and other projects as requested.  This function acts as the analytical engine of the Vancouver Operations team to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. Reports directly to the Senior Director, Operations and dotted line to Finance Director. 



  • Collect and analyze data related to the performance of the Operation specific to;
    1. Sales to budget
    2. Unit volume to budget
    3. Actual COGS to budget & standard
    4. Actual labor to budget & standard
    5. Actual overhead to budget & standard
    6. Variances to standard (COGS, LAB, OH)
  • Provide up to date reporting of above at a frequency meaningful to Operational decision making (minimum weekly).
  • Provide analysis of data and trends including performance drivers for all data points by price and usage.
  • Provide support to Operations Management team in problem solving, performance improvement plans, and report the impact of any actions or decisions on the data.
  • Provide analysis of actual product costing versus standard and provide detailed analysis of variances and proposed standards updates to annual budget process.
  • Support Operations & finance team with month end and quarter end closing activities as well as reporting to Executive team.
  • Analyze order book and prepare weekly forecast for Operations performance and commentary to Plant Manager regarding resource requirements
  • Maintain accurate records of status of all capital assets and review all capital purchase requests prior to Management approval.
  • Support manufacturing in the buildup of the BOM for all products (new & existing) and review standard costing compared to actuals and the BOM level.
  • Support Operations team with inventory control processes such as cycle counts, adjustments, period end counts, and variance analysis.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Collect, report, and analyze data related to non-financial metrics such as;
    1. On time delivery
    2. Returns, credits, scrap, and rework
    3. Headcount and turnover
  • Work with key internal stakeholders to analyze above data and contribute to improvement plans.
  • Support Procurement team with analysis of vendor quotations for new and existing materials and/or parts.
  • Support corporate finance team with annual budget preparations.
  • Participate in projects related to standardization of data collection processes, calculation of metrics, and reporting.
  • Support cross functional improvement projects by analyzing and reporting metrics from other GDA operations
  • As required, support Product Development team with projected manufacturing costs for new products slated for VAN production.



  • Team player with strong worth ethic and flexibility
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Accounting/Budget/Forecast experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently
  • Broad business knowledge and a good understanding of business best practices
  • Must be able to manage projects across multiple departments with limited supervision
  • High work energy and self-motivation
  • University degree with emphasis in Finance, Accounting or Economics,
  • Experience of 3 - 5 years in Manufacturing Finance and/or Accounting role (minimum) and,
  • CMA designation or equivalent is a plus

How to Apply

Glen Dimplex Americas offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and we are continually striving to attract and retain the best talent available, building ongoing success for both our organization and our employees!

Our team members include people like you: enthusiastic, innovative, motivated and creative. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about this opportunity, please apply now.

Glen Dimplex Americas is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Glen Dimpex Americas, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Vancouver, WA, USA