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Billerud North America

Sustainability, Quality, and Customer Value.

Cost Analyst

Accounting and Finance

Escanaba, MI
ID: 166-382

The Billerud North America Finance and Accounting teams aspires to be a world class Finance and Accounting organization. We are Intellectually Curious and Partner with our multifunctional leaders to help deliver sustained value creation, ensure stewardship and influence the strategic direction for our business. Our culture is anchored in integrity, trust and transparency. We have a relentless passion to “Make a Difference” with the business and organization through continuous improvement, focusing on what matters most and providing solutions to problems.

The Cost Analyst is responsible for financial analysis and reporting to support continuous improvement efforts, financial planning and forecasting and internal controls to ensure, stewardship and compliance to policy. The position also partners with and advises site business operations and Finance to improve our processes and profitability.

  • Conducting cost audits
  • Preparing and analyzing cost reports
  • Interpretation and application of financial policies and accounting standards
  • Analysis, evaluation and recommendations regarding operations
  • Investigation analysis and resolutions of variances
  • Budgeting
  • Working knowledge of internal customers
  • Maximize limited time and resources to produce quality product
  • Working knowledge of the Billerud and its place in the global market place
  • Other projects as necessary

Required Skills

  • Ability to interpret financial data and standard cost concepts
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis in Excel and SAP. All other Microsoft Office products a plus
  • Self-starter. Quick learner.  Motivated to improve self and surroundings. Team player

Required Experience

  • BS in related field. BS in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Our Ideal candidate could be a new college graduate or have up to 4 years of experience

Who We Are:

Who are we?  We are passionate makers of paper, the most sustainable communication medium. Industry-best products and people. Committed, knowledgeable deliverers of solutions that help our customers and end users reach people.  We make graphic paper products for direct mail, corporate collateral, catalogs, magazines and books, and specialty paper products, including release liner papers and label face stock for pressure sensitive, glue-applied and laminate applications.

If you are looking for a motivating career opportunity with a growing global company where creativity and communication are valued and encouraged-look no further.  Billerud is a leading sustainable packaging materials and paper company.  We are passionately committed to sustainability.  You can feel good about the products we make because paper is sustainable and multiple levels.  Paper is made from trees, one of earth’s most renewable resources harvested from sustainably managed forests and is highly recyclable and recycled.

At Billerud, we help you to build your knowledge, education and experience and realize the career that's right for you.  We're looking for great people. If you're passionate about what you do and driven to do it well, there's a place for you here.  We are team oriented and focused on developing our talent for our future.  There are many opportunities for growth both within our mill and company.  We offer competitive compensation, full benefits and an understanding that our people make us successful.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, and any other protected classifications.  This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, discipline and terminations.

We participate in E-Verify.