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Company: Kelly Services
Location: Orange, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Cost Control Analyst

Kelly is currently seeking an experienced Turnaround Cost Control Analyst to join a long-term team in Orange, Texas! The Turnaround Cost Control Analyst provides functional and technical input to the assigned TA.

Purpose of Cost Control Role:

  • Creating new and maintaining existing TA cost tracking tools
  • Technically supports TA Cost Tracking Tool: troubleshooting problems and future enhancements
  • Reports TA cost and forecasts during all phases of the turnaround.
  • Must have the ability to explain cost variances
  • Validate purchase orders for accuracy
  • Audit all cost center level spending
  • Develop and analyze monthly accrual reports
  • Identifying and communicating to TA steering team all spending concerns
  • Drive final billing process and ensure it is followed and complete in necessary timeframe per site terms & conditions
  • Provide final TA cost within 3 months post turnaround

Cost Control Responsibilities:
  • Build estimates for assigned worklist within TACT tools that incorporates all planned scope
  • Work with scheduler and planners to validate work inventory and to obtain missing or incomplete data, etc.
  • Participate/Facilitate setting up initial Master Resource Plan and review Contract Strategy with TA team
  • Sets up cost collection systems within Dow and with outside contractors and vendors
  • Ensures that TA team members understand the cost tracking & accrual work processes
  • Utilize and maintain all necessary tools to provide TA leadership accurate estimates and forecasts for all assigned accounts
  • Tracks costs during the course of the turnaround (Pre, Execution & Post stages)
  • Analyze vendor reporting and cost estimates for variances from established plan
  • Work with cost accountant to ensure that all forecasting and accruals are submitted in accordance with company policy
  • Accrue all costs in accordance with Dow expense guidelines
  • Provides data/reports to Turnaround Manager for required TA cost authorizations and cost updates
  • Must be able to articulate and present cost data, cost trends, etc. to leaders in the business
  • Analyzes cost data and identifies discrepancies; takes appropriate action to resolve
  • Ensures accurate reflection of committed/spent funds, scope changes, and add-ons in all cost documents
  • Drive final billing process by contacting vendors and requesting final billing
  • Finalize & archive all cost information and provide final TA cost projections that will be included in TA Closure Report
  • Work with the Gulf Coast Regional Turnaround Cost SME's to understand and drive consistent tools and work practices

  • The individual should have working TA, Shutdown, Outage, and/or Project based knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Proficient in Excel and the ability to manage large amounts of data.
  • Possess strong analytical and conflict resolution skills.
  • Good written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, construction management, project management or finance & 2+ Years of TA / Shutdown / Outage, Maintenance and Project controls experience OR  5+ years with TA / Shutdown / Outage cost controller experience in lieu of degree 
  • Experience in the application of analytical cost and performance management tools
  • Can display analytical and critical thinking in a work environment
  • Proficient skills in Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Knowledge of SAP management systems
  • Advanced skills in Excel


As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

Why Kelly® Engineering?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world's most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, we're here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

About Kelly

Work changes everything. And at Kelly, we're obsessed with where it can take you. To us, it's about more than simply accepting your next job opportunity. It's the fuel that powers every next step of your life. It's the ripple effect that changes and improves everything for your family, your community, and the world. Which is why, here at Kelly, we are dedicated to providing you with limitless opportunities to enrich your life—just ask the 300,000 people we employ each year.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly's Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California's state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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