Cost Analyst

  • Category
    Accounting & Finance - Analyst
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
  • Location
    Fort Mcmurray, Alberta

Cost Analyst

The Cost Analyst job in Fort McMurray, AB. is a full-time contract position with our Oil & Gas client. In this role, the Cost Analyst will work closely with the execution business to translate financial information, risk, and opportunities throughout the project life cycle. Please note that candidate must live in the Wood Buffalo region as camp is not applicable to this role.

Responsibilities of the Cost Analyst job include:

- Responsible for daily forecasts for respective business unit portfolio, including working closely with the execution managers to discuss trends and make recommendations
- Expected to liaison daily with contractors in your respective portfolio to review performance
- Analyze project cost trends and present to stakeholders in a comprehensive, complete and timely fashion, including proactive investigation of causes of variances between estimated and actual amounts and recommend solutions or recovery plans
- Support project closeout including Identifying areas for improvement, communicating lessons learned, and preparation of closeout reports


- Five or more years of experience in financial or project control and/or strategy
- Oil and gas industry experience is preferred
- Business or technical degree or diploma
- Project, accounting or cost designation preferred but not required
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, manage conflict and decision-making processes to optimize outcomes is key to success in this role
- Ability to successfully work under tight deadlines
- Strong numerical and analytical skills and understanding of cost control systems
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).
- SAP experience preferred but not required
- Ability to work as an Independent Contractor
- Shift Schedule: 40 hours per week pre and post execution (Monday to Friday). Up to 60 hours per week during execution (6x1 – 10 hours)
- Must be local to the Wood Buffalo region

Qualified candidates interested in the Cost Analyst job in Fort McMurray, AB please apply online at
We thank all applicants however, due to volume, only those moving forward in the recruitment process will be contacted; your resume will be added to our database for consideration of future opportunities.


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