University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company
Location: Juneau
Position: Cost Analyst
Requirements: See Job Posting for details

Cost Analyst

The Cost Analyst position is a key role within Greens Creek’s finance group. The primary function is to support our operating departments in monitoring and analyzing operating costs. The position will work closely with department supervisors and managers to train them on the use of the new Ellipse 8 financial cube to develop report templates to provide specific information for each unique area to understand the costs being incurred and for making decisions to control and reduce costs. The Cost Analyst will play a key role in preparation of the operation’s budgets and forecasts. The position will assist project managers in preparation and analysis of AFEs for capital projects and will work closely with project managers in tracking project costs and completion estimates.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Will work directly with each Department in support of reviewing and analyzing operating costs. Assist in cost control and reductions efforts with the Departments.
  • Cost Analyst will become an expert on our Financial Cubes and will provide training to operations personnel in their use. Will assist in building report templates tailored for supervisors and department managers.
  • Position will conduct a formal Monthly Operating Cost Review Meeting with each Department; reviewing variances from budget and trends in costs. Will assist with the department follow up in addressing adverse variances and trends. Will assist in documenting cost variances for department reporting.
  • Assist in preparation and analysis of AFEs for capital projects (justification, economic analysis, etc.)
  • Work closely with departmental and project managers in tracking capital projects costs and completion estimates.
  • Will be the backup for the Payroll Coordinator position.
  • Will assist departments in compiling and analyzing departmental forecasts and budgets.
  • Will provide month end accounting support to the Accounting Supervisor including journals, accruals, reports, etc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Two or more years’ experience in Accounting, preferably in the mining industry: Experience and familiarity with job functions as described.

Training/ Special Skills

Word processing, spreadsheet and database proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel & MS Access/SQL preferred); Ellipse accounting software experience a plus

Applications & Resumes

Pay is based on experience and includes a competitive benefits program. Applicants must possess current authorization to work in the United States.

Resumes are welcome but must be attached to an official application form. Application forms available at Juneau Job Center or at and completed applications should be forwarded to:

Juneau Job Center

10002 Glacier Hwy #200

Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: 907.465.4562

Fax: 907.465.2984

Contact: Juneau Job Center
Contact at: 907.465.4562
Closing Date: Open until filled