Cost control Specialist job in Chatham, ON


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Manpower Canada - (CAN) 2 Sheppard Avenue East 20th floor ON North York , ON M2N 5Y7



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Cost Control Specialist I


1 year contract to start with.


Provides cost control support to project management teams by:

* Daily and weekly tracking and reconciliation of project costs based on source documents in accordance with System Improvement processes and procedures.

* Review, code and track invoices to ensure accuracy and proper cost allocation to the project WBS.

* Update the project cost tracker from multiple sources (Oracle/SAP, invoices, PO, vendor emails, etc.)

* Review costs billed to the project and follow-up with the project management team, Finance, Third Parties or other stakeholders when discrepancies arise.

* Perform monthly accruals and affiliate billing as needed.

* Arrange weekly Project Controls meeting and take meeting minutes.

* Providing capital cost control, variance analysis and reporting requirements for multiple complex and multi-disciplined System Improvement projects.

* Prepare reports and presentations for and provide support to project management team members and stakeholders regarding the cost status of their respective project budgets.

* Keep track of Scope Changes and manage the change log.

* Ensuring that sanctioned cost control processes are applied in the execution of their project activities.

* Working closely with the project manager and the Finance department and liaise with other project stakeholders for cost-related responsibilities.

* Ensuring relevant information is captured from projects to allow benchmarking.

Provides operational support and leadership by:

* Communicating and working effectively with a varying set of stakeholders on a regular basis.

* Supporting project organization by identifying innovative solutions to project controls problems.

* Coordinating associated administrative matters, e.g., documentation, files, standards and regulations etc.

* Working with the assigned project management team to provide updates to Management

* Other duties as assigned


* Related university degree or previous field operations experience, OR mix of formal education and experience

* Thorough understanding of Distribution Operations procedures and policies.

* Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills

* Demonstrate effective working relationships with peers and internal/external customers

* Thorough knowledge of various computer software programs including spreadsheet and word processor

* Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

* Project Management Professional designation, AACE certification, and/or Professional Engineering designation are assets

* Advanced working knowledge of related Microsoft Office software, company financial systems, enterprise structure and standard operating procedures, etc.

* Ability to effectively manage and prioritize workload and resolve issues in a timely manner

* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. This includes the ability to effectively interact with peers, internal and external stakeholders.