The Clorox Company Cost Analyst -- Product Supply Finance/PCOE in Pleasanton, California

The Cost Analyst is responsible for supporting domestic business requirements through the management of the product costing process and analysis of actuals, including but not limited to, supporting the forecast and close processes as detailed below

This role will serve as the lead for total domestic inventory reporting, reconciliations, and support Total Delivered Cost Reporting (Forecasts, mid quarter and qtr end Close), in addition to providing leadership to the Product Costing team. Dotted line reporting relationship to GSS Finance Manager and all Category Cost Managers

Make your Mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible

Key Responsibilities

  • Close/Forecast: Assist with the forecast and reporting of actuals for various components of total delivered cost and Balance Sheet as follows:

  • Inventory: Work with Business Units to provide month-end inventory reporting and explanation of business drivers to PS Finance Teams and PS Ops LT; monthly reconciliation of General Ledger to Perpetual inventory; support Internal Control Compliance/EY Audits for Inventory

  • Management Reporting -Total Delivered Cost: Key support for total company roll-up view of actuals and forecast reporting.

  • Missing Standards Review: contribute to the thorough forecasting of COS @Std accounts by ensuring all forecasted shipment materials have associated standard costs in line with our manufacturing processes (i.e., R&P, packer fee, operating, etc)

  • Support BU's by providing accurate and insightful product costing analysis

  • Standard Costs: Support/manage the creation and maintenance of product costs for all raw, packaging, contract manufacturing, work in process, and finished goods materials as follows:

  • Bill of Materials: analyze for reasonableness; ensure BOMs are accurate at all holding locations

  • Annual Standards: Lead and execute annual standards development process; maintain documentation updates

  • Internal Control Compliance: provide monthly analysis and clear explanations for re-rolled materials

  • Standard Cost Metrics: Own the reporting of monthly cost metrics for all new and rerolled material costs; manage new cost error reporting and ensure follow ups with PSO/GSS are actionable and timely

  • Ensure communication with Finance & PSO is timely, accurate, & clear

  • Continuous Improvement/Other:

  • Provide adhoc analyses for Category Business Units as needed

  • Actively lead and identify issues/opportunities to improve business processes, system utilization, automation and reporting; initiate improvement projects and activities

Minimum Qualifications

Years and Type of Experience:

  • 1-2 year's work experience preferably in cost accounting

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and leadership skills. Self-starter who takes ownership of projects and tasks and ensures timely resolution.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - written and oral

  • Ability to work effectively in teams (both within Finance and cross-functionally).

  • Strong planning & organizing skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and self-manage workload to meet deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word

  • Ability to identify and implement ways to streamline and improve effectiveness and efficiency of costing processes.

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or related degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods or manufacturing industry experience

  • SAP knowledge


Ready to keep learning? Whether your focus is on supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you'll work on assignments across the organization that will build your business knowledge, technical skills and leadership experience.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled