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Senior Cost Analyst

Posted by: 
Teck Resources
Closing Date: 
January 30, 2018
Sparwood Shared Services

Senior Cost Analyst

Teck Coal – Sparwood Shared Services, Sparwood, BC

Reporting to the Manager Financial Planning & Operating Excellence, the Senior Cost Analyst is responsible for performing financial analysis to support decision making, optimizing the use of the financial systems, coordinating transaction processing and financial reporting activities with the Shared Service groups.

The individual will collaborate with colleagues across the various parts of the organization.  The position will plan, prioritize and manage workload in an environment of competing priorities where risk must be assessed to support timely, sound business decisions.  The role provides opportunity to provide supervision and leadership, manage projects, and think strategically.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Provide financial data and perform cost analyses to identify opportunities, efficiencies and waste 
  • Lead the preparation of high quality budgets and forecasts to allow for an effective process of analyzing and understanding current and past information
  • Explain and coach department heads on their financial performance versus plan
  • Prepare accruals, reporting, and variance analysis of actual spending versus budget and forecast for Offsite departments
  • Provide support to departments for capital project justifications & economic analysis
  • Influence and educate department teams on the importance of accurate and high quality forecasts/budgets to ensure alignment with Coal BU strategy and goals
  • Assist in the development of Finance’s Standard Policies and Procedures
  • Supervise and coach a direct report
  • Respond to ad hoc financial queries
  • Ensure departmental spending is appropriately allocated to the mine sites
  • Support the Manager Financial Planning in providing senior management with key financial information for decision making
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required


  • Designated Accountant (CPA)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting/finance, preferably within a mining or manufacturing environment
  • Financial accounting experience (IFRS) knowledge or experience
  • Analysis and reporting experience
  • Proven high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheet and ERP systems experience
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure with minimal guidance and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be highly motivated and very detail oriented; have strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must possess the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and still maintain effective working relationships with employees, key stakeholders and other internal customers

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources