Cost Accountant Jobs

Cost Accountant Overview


There are various types of accountants that perform specific duties. Cost Accountants, who are also referred to as management accountants, private accountants, corporate accountants, industrial accountants or managerial accountants, record and analyze financial information for the companies they work for. The information they prepare and analyze is intended for internal use rather than for use by the general public. Cost Accountants might specialize in helping the companies they work for manage their budgets, evaluate their performance and manage their assets, such as advising on decisions concerning stocks, bonds, real estate and other investments.

Cost Accountant Education Requirements


Generally, people must have a bachelor’s in accounting or a related field to become an accountant. For instance, some may have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Some employers prefer candidates who have master’s degrees in accounting or related fields, and many accountants obtain positions with firms by completing internships and starting out in junior accounting positions until they advance to senior ones. Accountants who have certifications, such as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant, might experience greater job prospects since their certifications show that they passed a grueling exam.

Cost Accountant Job Market


The job market for accountants is expected to grow by 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. The demand for accountants is generally expected to mirror the overall state of the economy. However, there has been an increase in the demand for accountants due to the increase in corporate scandals and crises. Stricter laws and regulations have necessitated the need for companies to hire more accountants to keep an eye on their internal business activities. A similar position for someone with more experience would be a Senior Cost Accountant.

Cost Accountant Salary


The median percentile of accountants earn $63,550 per year. Accountants in the top 90th percentile earn as much as $111,510 annually. Accountants who worked in the securities and commodity exchanges industry tend to earn the most.
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955 Cost Accountant jobs found on Monster.

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Company PACCAR Inc. Branch Renton WA US Position: Cost Accountant / Sr. Cost Accountant Location: Renton, WA and analyze assigned accounting journal vouchers and… in Accounting required, CPA/CMA/MBA desired 2 â?? 5 years experience, preferably in cost accounting in a… Company Information PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in th...
Summary Responsible for various cost accounting functions such as interfacing with various divisions, departments and the production floor in order to analyze and report various aspects of plant performance Responsibilities: Maintaining Cost Accounting System Update product cost in SAP system as requires Assist Cost Accounting Manager in analyzing: Monthly production variances Manufacturing...
American Greetings is recruiting for a Senior Cost Accountant in our Danville, Kentucky facility. The Senior Cost Accountant will aAccumulate, analyze and review standard and actual product/distribution costs at all levels of production/distribution utilizing personal contacts and various inventory, order filling and accounting systems. Under general supervision with little functional guidance, u...
Manpower is looking for a Cost Accountant for a manufacturing client in the Lynchburg, VA area. This is a temp-to-hire opportunity. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and monitoring the work order close process, PPV and work order variances, calculating and booking capitalized manufacturing variances, reporting and booking of obsolete and slow moving stock reserve, inventor...
KOBELCO, manufacturer of rubber and plastic processing equipment, has an opening for an accounting professional to perform cost accounting and other general accounting functions. Responsibilities include review of parts, issuing parts and materials to work orders, analyzing costs for accuracy and assisting with the annual physical inventory valuation and reconciliation. This position also assists ...
Senior Cost Accountant (Analyst) Location: ATI Flowform Products Billerica, Massachusetts Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.0 billion in 2013. ATI has approximately 9,500 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a ...
If you are interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then Cobham may be right for you. Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems. Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated m...
Cost Accountant-WD30010399 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we ...
Position Responsibilities: Construction of the data gathering systems for designing the cost accounting systems Creating and reviewing the controls required for the data gathering and reporting systems Coordinating with the hospital CEOs and Department Directors to analyze the cost accounting results Preparing cost estimates of new products, services and locations Providing Executive Manageme...
Job Description: A specialty contractor in the Sacramento area is currently in need of a Cost Accountant with a strong background in cost accounting for this hands on role. Cost Accountant will perform project costing functions and provide support in project management for decision making. This is a full time, contract opportunity at a company that offers great growth potential. RESPONSIBILITIES...
Do you have a passion for numbers and strong accuracy? Our client is searching for a senior level Cost Accountant who will develop, maintain, monitor and support their Cost System, Cost Accounting and Cost Management processes to support achievement of financial targets. Also responsible for development and maintenance of production operational scorecard setup and product cost development. Additio...
Cost Accountant Waddington North America Inc., a leading designer manufacturer of plastic ware and marketer of high-quality plastic disposable products for the food service industry for 40 years. We are growing and have the following opportunity: We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant who will be responsible for the accounting computer system as well as inventory, standard cost, PPV manufact...
Manufacturing Cost Accountant Cobra Plastics, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Manufacturing Cost Accountant to join our team in Macedonia, Ohio. About Us: Cobra Plastics is a plastic injection molding company that has been manufacturing quality aerosol over caps since 1973. We manufacture caps for all product categories including personal, household, food, paint, automotive and industr...
Manufacturing Cost Accountant Cobra Plastics, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Manufacturing Cost Accountant to join our team in Macedonia, Ohio. About Us: Cobra Plastics is a plastic injection molding company that has been manufacturing quality aerosol over caps since 1973. We manufacture caps for all product categories including personal, household, food, paint, automotive and industr...
KACO new energy is amongst the world’s largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied near...
This position requires the cost accounting technical knowledge to provide financial support to Senior Supply Chain Management. This position is an integral part of the end-to-end service that the Shared Services Center Cost Team provides to the production area of the Supply Chain and is the single and only point of contact for production management for financial support and direction. The position...
Job Description/Objectives: This is an entry level position designed to build the business and technical knowledge of a staff accountant in the discipline of cost accounting. This position will be responsible for analyzing production yields, purchase price variance and plant preventative maintenance orders to identify any problems with system master data or production center control issues. The p...
Join the TIMET Team! TIMET is hiring talented individuals to join the team! Position Location: Morgantown, PA Position Summary: Position will be responsible for financial and costing activities for mulitple TIMET sites in accordance with TIMET corporate policies. Essential Functions Maintain inventory and production control systems and related records Assist with physical inventories and cyc...
TIMET in Morgantown is Hiring! Summary: Position will be responsible for financial and costing activities of the Morgantown and Vallejo sites, in accordance with GAAP, as well as in accordance with TIMET Corporate Policies Responsibilities: Maintain inventory and production control systems and related records Oversee the physical inventories and cycle count process including off-site inventor...
Our client is hiring for a full time Cost Accountant job in Deerfield, IL. You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in either a construction or engineering firm and have the knowledge with project based accounting, monthly variances, account reconciliations and month end close reporting for projects. You will be responsible for assisting the controller in preparing and reviewing financial st...

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Accounting Career Tools

Cost Accountant

Salaries

$35,360.00 - $88,200.00
Typical Salary for Cost Accountant
(309 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
58.3%
Master's
26%
Some College Coursework Completed
8.5%
Associates
4.9%
(223 Respondents)
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