Robert Half Accounts and Finance are seeking a COST ANALYST for a service organisation based in Cardiff within easy access of the M4 This is an innovative service arm of an iconic brand. You'll be joining an area that is seeking business excellence and driving business improvements and greater MI transparency. You'll be providing detailed analysis and understanding of the drivers of cost and effect of key cost drivers on the operating costs at local, company and industry levels with focus on the efficiency of the operation, cost trends and developments in the external environment. Accurate and efficient extraction of cost driver data from SQL database Ensuring that data is presented accurately and data in models remains relevant to ensure it can be relied upon for decision making Tracking performance of incurred cost against forecast, investigating and explaining variances and reporting findings to the retail management team. Monitoring external developments which are likely to impact on cost efficiency or permitted costs. Undertake the appropriate analysis and provide details of findings to stakeholders. Carrying out detailed analysis into key cost lines and activities. Work with budget holders to evaluate findings and determine the impact on business plans in the short and medium term. As someone with a thirst to drive change and business improvements, you will have a good understanding of costs and the drivers of costs and play an active role in supporting the Retail management teams with effective decision making. Salary from £35,000 to £38,000 plus an excellent benefits package. Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.