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Cost Accounting Analyst - Giant Factory, Inc.

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Montreal, QC, CA, H1B5H3

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Giant, established in Montreal East, Quebec, since 1945 is the only Canadian water heater manufacturing plant in Canada. The fundamental values on which Giant was founded are: honesty, integrity, reliability, consistency, excellent value for money. Its management and operations are 100% Canadian. They are carried out from two factories, employing 330 people.


Giant was recently acquired by A. O.  Smith, a $3 billion company which has been in business for 144 years and employs more than 16,000 men and women globally.  Integration of the market-leading companies is currently underway.  This position will play a critical leadership role in this successful integration.

Primary Function

The Cost Accounting Analyst will work closely with the team in place to perform cost optimization. He will have to ensure that reporting deadlines are met and the accuracy of the financial information communicated in the monthly reports are respected. He will play a key part of the team to help control and reduce operational and management costs.


  • Perform cost accounting activities covering material and production costs, selling costs, overheads and others;
  • Perform sales analyzes by category, customers and sectors;
  • Define standard costs of sales and operations;
  • Participate in creation of annual budgets and their punctual reviews;
  • Perform gap analyzes between real costs, established cost prices, standard costs and explain these differences;
  • Establish cost and inventory controls;
  • Establishment of cost prices of manufactured products;
  • Support calculating costs for special projects;
  • Verification of profitability of products, customers and sectors;
  • Help monitor inventory movements;
  • Contribute to preparation of internal reports, maintaining the highest quality, reliability and precision;
  • Help with end of period closing process.
  • Review the effectiveness of current analysis systems and work as a team to develop the tools necessary to do this work effectively;
  • Be part of management training efforts for proper monitoring of cost management practices


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, specialization in accounting or Bachelor's degree in accounting science;
  • The ideal candidate will be a CPA or will be in the process of obtaining a CPA;
  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience is required
  • Must be functionally bilingual in English and French
  • Mastery of the accounting principles necessary for cost analysis and budget creation and monitoring
  • Good economic and financial culture;
  • Mastery of all accounting services and functions;
  • Ability to manage teams;
  • Management of IT tools and accounting software;
  • Negotiation techniques;
  • Ability to write reports;
  • Ability to keep accounting and cost price dashboards up to date;
  • Knows the Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Word and Excel (advanced function).

We Offer

Comprehensive benefits plans and a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. 

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