Cost Analyst Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking a Cost Analyst position in a company where my skills and knowledge can be used and enhanced to the fullest.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Wide experience with cost and financial analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of general accounting processes, procedures and rules
  • Thorough knowledge of cost proposal preparation
  • Proficient with profit and loss worksheets, cube based programs and Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good understanding of cost and estimating techniques
  • Ability to create and manage database queries
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Profound ability to establish priorities and delegate appropriately

Professional Experience:

Cost Analyst

Jacobs, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

August 2005 – Present


  • Partnered with Product Management in the preparation, pricing and execution of all new product rollouts and line extensions.
  • Prepared labor pricing and profitability models.
  • Conducted various labor rate and benefit analysis.
  • Presented logic and expertise on pricing strategies.
  • Developed labor rate forecasts and research for new markets.
  • Conducted analysis and prepared executive-level reports of findings.
  • Performed ad hoc reporting and analytical review as directed.


Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance

Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN

Example #2

Pablo Parker

1234 Main Court

Santa Cruz

CA, 95060


[email protected]


Seeking the position as a cost analyst in a well reputed organization.

Summary of Skills:

  • Wide knowledge of cost and financial accounting principles and practices.
  • Proven ability to initiate and accomplish tasks independently and consistently
  • Ability to work well with management staff and personnel at all levels.
  • Strong team player
  • Knowledge of Stress Management, Project Management and Information Management
  • Office Package: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Operating Systems: Windows9X, Windows2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux, Unix, MS DOS

Professional Experience

Cost Analyst, from 2006 to till date

Ability Investment, Inc, CA


  • Prepared and reviewed cost reports and cost allocation plan.
  • Measured cost per unit of service to determine whether fees are being set at appropriate levels.
  • Designed cost accounting and reporting systems.
  • Analyzed and queried databases of contract information and billing rate information.
  • Audited and analyzed multi-million dollar telecommunication invoices against the contracts and regulated tariffs that provide for these services.

Cost Analyst Intern, from 2005 to 2006

Allianz Funds, CA


  • Prepared monthly and quarterly cost reports.
  • Worked as communicator for customer.
  • Reconciled monthly expenses to general ledger entries.
  • Published Executive and Board statements and facilitated weekly forecasting.


University of California-Berkeley, March 2005

BS Business Administration