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Sr. Cost Analyst- Fayetteville, AR


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?


Sr. Cost Analyst- Fayetteville, AR



All over the world, Kärcher is synonymous with top performance, innovation, and quality. In the same way that our products stand out from others, we too stand out as an employer. As a family-owned company, mutual appreciation and trust are particularly important to us. At Kärcher you can expect extraordinary tasks, which is why we look for employees who show outstanding motivation, dedication, and team spirit. Only together can we create that which sets Kärcher apart – and each individual employee plays an important role in this. The difference is you!




The Sr Cost Analyst will share ownership of all aspects of operations expense reporting, business analytics and business support. 

This position is responsible for providing a high level of cost analysis support to operations management and employees throughout the company. The position requires an individual who is knowledgeable about manufacturing and logistics costs and is well-versed in the use of financial analysis tools and techniques.

The Sr Cost Analyst reports directly to the Plant Controller/Sr Manager, Finance Operations with advisory responsibility to the Operations team. This position will work directly with finance and accounting professionals as well as partner with business leaders.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and consolidate financial information from multiple data sources to produce expense/inventory reports
  • Lead the preparation of analytics that are included in the monthly reporting package.
  • Schedule reconciliations of WMS (warehouse management systems) to SAP.
  • Various freight analyses and reporting.
  • Assist the Finance Operations team on any analysis necessary to setup and roll costs for purchased and manufactured items on a yearly basis.
  • Support in planning and conduct physical inventories.
  • Analyze the reporting data to understand business changes and variances for providing management with observations and suggestions for cost reductions.
  • Complete an in-depth examination of financial results to understand trends, align strategy, and drive business transformation. 
  • Assist external auditors as needed.
  • Assist with the implementation of process improvements for streamlining procedures, standardizes and improves efficiency of process. 
  • Assist management with special projects and other duties as assigned.






This individual must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, communicate well with their supervisor/team and multi-task effectively.



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance



5 to 10 years of experience in accounting.

Cost accounting, manufacturing and SAP experience required.

CPA, CMA or CGMA preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be highly proficient with MS Excel.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Must have good critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work through detailed analysis but also quickly recognize reasonableness of results.
  • Must be able to resolve costing issues by utilizing system resources.
  • Must work well collaboratively with team and other departments.
  • Disciplined work ethic and the capability to handle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrates a high level of people orientation and respect towards others.
  • Easily adapts to and demonstrates optimism during change.






This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran



Incentive Plan

Karcher Incentive Bonus- 10% 



Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center


Fabiana Valbuena

Talent Acquisition Manager

Kärcher North America, Inc.

6398 N. Kärcher Way

Aurora, CO  80019






Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville