Senior Cost Analyst

April 14 2021
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence , Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Accounting, Finance, Management accounting
St John's, NL

If you are a motivated, energetic and challenge driven individual who is eager to succeed, then imagine a career with us. PAL Aerospace is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft and software. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets.

PAL Aerospace is currently seeking a Senior Cost Analyst for our St. John’s, NL base.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain program cost tracking metrics
  • Provide project managers with timely financial reports, budgets and project forecasts.
  • Perform project cost analysis and forecast actual costs and future commitments.
  • Develop standard costing metrics for the maintenance organization
  • Analyze production costs and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Analyze maintenance operations and equipment availability and utilization
  • Perform month-end cost accounting support for financial close
  • Work with finance team in maintaining project accounting, budgeting and capital planning systems.
  • Monitor and control expenses within allotted project budget.
  • Recommend changes in operating procedures to increase efficiencies
  • Lead cost management policies
  • Contribute to yearly operation plans and budgets
  • Review program budgets with project managers to ensure all purchasing is tracked in alignment with modelling
  • Compile, analyze and prepare various financial/statistical information and reports
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management


  • Graduate from a University program with a Bachelors’ degree
  • Professional CPA designation would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a similar role preferably in a multi-divisional organization
  • Experience with project accounting and reporting for medium to large scale projects
  • Demonstrated flexibility and able to adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and effective time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Superior analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to navigate in various software systems is required (Great Plains, WinAir would be considered an asset)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
  • The ability to excel in a team environment and contribute to a diverse team

PAL Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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