Cost Analyst I performs variance analysis between actual and standard costs to assist management in decision making or other financial initiatives. Monitors, analyzes, and reports on inventory valuation, production, and various other costs. Being a Cost Analyst I provides productivity analysis. May require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Cost Analyst I typically reports to a Manager. The Cost Analyst I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Cost Analyst I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.