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Project Cost Analyst in Indianapolis at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Project Cost Analyst / Consultant

This project will require contract evaluation and process flow to help reduce spend and create cost reduction. The evaluation of this contract is to identify long term solutions for increasing margin and understanding long term on-site finance needs. The goal is to create financial models and project analysis to properly manage and keep within forecast and budgets. This position reports to the unit General Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate existing processes and provide expense cost analysis and/or project accounting for the contract.
  • Execute spend reductions to stabilize budget and forecasted cost and margin KPI's
  • Build spend trends and cost modules in Excel to forecast cost scenarios
  • Plan project objectives, ensure communication of plans and create progress reports
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Provide support to the General Manager around the budgeting process
  • Assist the General Manager in preparing monthly divisional reporting information


  • Experience with expense cost analysis and/or project accounting for the contract in a distribution, manufacturing or financial services environment
  • Must have advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of operational accounting
  • Strong business acumen to evaluated business needs and processes to increase margins
  • Prior budgeting and forecasting analysis and identifying tends