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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ZOLLMedical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that can help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets...
Responsible for the cost accounting functions and the preparation of various financial reports for the operation. The cost accounting functions include inventory management, financial close and reporting, general ledger, and fixed asset accounting. This position must adhere to Corporate Accounting Policies and function in a team environment. Responsible for manufacturing costs and inventory accou...
Job Purpose: Provides financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, and reporting cost data. Duties: * Determines cost of operations by establishing standard costs; collecting operational data. * Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions. * Reco...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Cost Accountant to join their team in Carmel, IN. This position will focus on internal financial management reporting and analysis. Duties: Collect, process, reconcile, report and model cost accounting financial data and participate in special projects and in the preparation of financial and management reports for use by senior and operational lev...
Staff Cost Accountant Responsibilities Month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing Quarterly balance sheet and P & L Fluctuation Analysis Monthly expense variance analysis Consolidation, inter-company transactions and reconciliations Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and compliance to internal policies Assist in managing Fixed Assets Balance sheet accounts rec...
*TOP JOB* COST ACCOUNTANT Alpha is seeking a Cost Accountant for their Altoona, PA facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for the input, analysis & monitoring of product costs & manufacturing variances. The candidate we are seeking must possess a BS degree in accounting/ finance, plus have a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience, or an equivalent combination of education/ experienc...
Our client on the lakeshore is looking to add an Cost Accountant to the team. Bachelors Degree 4+ Years of related experience The Cost Accountant is responsible for cost analysis and control. The position will support the month-end close process, the accounts payable department, and special projects as requested. The position reports to the Senior Accountant. Works closely with operations to ...
Now Hiring For The Following Position: Amano Pioneer Eclipse, in Sparta, NC Cost Accountant 3 years experience in manufacturing industry, Bachelors Degree in Accounting Required. Email resume to *****...
The Just Group is currently in search of a Cost Accountant for a large company in Muncie, IN. Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the fie...
Summary Description: The primary responsibility of this position is to analyze financial data in the manufacturing organization to determine the cost of conducting business. The data analyzed include material and production costs, cost of sales, product development and overhead. The accountant prepares periodic reports for management that details these costs, the variances and their effect on pro...
Job Summary: The Cost Accountant applies principles of cost accounting while conducting studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general account systems. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Absent undue hardship reasonable accommodations may be made to enable indivi...
WinCorp Solutions is actively seeking a Staff/Cost Accountantto join our client, a publicly held, global FORTUNE 1000 manufacturing company.The ideal candidate has heavy cost accounting experience within a manufacturing environment. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA/CMA is a plus. Strong technical accounting background. At least five years general ledger accounting expe...
Join a great team! MGC Diagnostics Corporation (www.MGCDiagnostics.com) is the leader in providing innovative technology for cardio respiratory diagnostics. We recognize that our past, present and future success depends upon the capabilities of our employees, and seek to attract and retain skilled people with an interest in contributing to assisting MGC Diagnostics in achieving its business goals...
CostAccountant Zodiac Aerospace has been in business in SouthernCaliforniasince 1972, growingfrom a supplier of interior components to a supplier of integratedinteriorsystems for all of the major aircraftmanufacturers as well as directly to airlines world-wide. Our in-house capacityextendsfromrawmaterial fabrication to final assembly. Zodiac Aerospace’sproductsappear in nearly all types of aircra...
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...
Computerized Facility Integration (CFI) is currently seeking a Project Accountant to join our Finance & Administration team in our corporate headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Accountant is responsible for all client project entry into our project accounting system (Solomon) and oversight for all customer invoicing. Works with CFI Project Managers for the accura...
Job Details: A manufacturing company in the Greater Philadelphia area is looking for a Cost Accountant. Laid back environment. Job responsibilities will include: • Match invoices with purchase orders • Accounts Payable • Code and enter invoices • Check runs • Monthly, quarterly, annual sales and use tax • Backflushing (taking inventory out of raw materials and WIP and placing into Finished...
Job Category: Cost Accountant/General Accountant Company: Silver Creek Industries, Inc. and various other entities Job Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5-7 years Education Level: Bachelors Degree (Experience in lieu of degree will be considered) Career Level: Mid Management Summary: Manufacturer/contractor located in Perris, CA is seeking an individual to be responsible for inventor...
COST ACCOUNTANT OmniSource Corporation, one of the nation's leading metals recycling companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc. is seeking a Cost Accountant for our Toledo, OH facility. Responsibilities include fixed asset accounting duties, maintain and reconcile ledger accounts, review invoices and ensure proper coding to general ledger, expense variance analysis and cost cent...

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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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