A cost controller's main duty is to track and control the costs associated with one or more of their employer's projects. On a day-to-day basis, they are responsible for tasks such as compiling monthly cost forecasts, tracking employee hours invested on a project, and verifying invoices issued by suppliers. They sometimes works as part of a larger team and sometimes operates alone.
Cost Controller Tasks
Develop processes to automate data collection and to reduce expenses.
Generate cost reports, recommendations, and analysis of invoices.
Track and analyze cost activities, forecasting and budgeting to inform leadership.