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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Company Confidential Melbourne, FL, 32934
We are the premier manufacturer of custom Mobil Command Centers, located in Melbourne, FL and we are seeking an experienced cost accountant to handle all of the accounting and administrative functions of our expanding manufacturing operations. The qualified candidate must: · Have solid accounting skills and an accounting degree, with an emphasis on cost accounting · Have worked as a cost accountan...
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 a...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Cost Accountant in New Bedford, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Coordinates physical inventory counts and cycle counts Investigates cycle counting variances and resolves issues Update standard costs and actual costs for inaccuracies Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month end close Accumulates and applies overhead costs as require...
In our workplace, life moments make our company unique As a growing, specialty pharmaceutical company delivering both pharmaceutical and consumer products, we offer challenging careers and opportunities for personal and professional growth in an array of areas. We are committed to the dynamic and ongoing training and development of our most important assets—our employees. What you will be doing: T...
Senior Cost Accountant Company – Omnitracs, LLC is the leading provider of fleet management software applications, information services, and hardware platforms. The company’s intuitive technologies, including solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, GPS fleet tracking, and fleet maintenance, enable its customers to solve common fleet problems and achieve their busine...
*Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of Cost Accounting experience in a Manufacturing environment. Only qualified candidates will be contacted* Cost Accountant Job Summary: The Cost Accountant will report to the VP of Cost. The successful candidate must ensure costs are captured accurately as incurred at each stage of production. The Cost Accountant will also participate, understand and explai...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A well established and growing company in the greater Muskegon, MI area is looking to add a Cost Accountant to their accounting and finance team. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Position will report to the CFO, and will be responsible for: Plans study and collects data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases,...
Job Description: A leading company in electronic components is looking to bring a Cost Accountant to their team. In this position you will be responsible for all cost data for inventory and analysis of cost of goods sold. Responsibilities: Establish & analyze Company procedures to ensure all costs and invoices are in line Inventory review to ensure that labor and material deletions or additions ar...
Well-established manufacturing company has an immediate opening for a Senior Cost Accountant. The Cost Accountant will manage all aspects of the standard cost system, including tracking monthly inventory and COGS, maintaining perpetual physical inventories and cycle counts, generating product-line analysis, and cost and shipment reports, as well as monitoring and reporting on margins and periodic...
We have partnered with a nationally recognized organization on their search to fill a Sr. Cost Accountant job in San Diego, CA. Our client is a leader in their industry and work in modern production facilities with state-of-the-art equipment to assure all products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Our client distinguishes itself from its competitors by having a modern day R&D faci...
Our Client is hiring for a Senior Cost Accountant job in West Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of five years’ experience in this role and have knowledge of standard cost accounting. Our client is a global manufacturing company and is looking for a process-driven individual to join this high visibility position. You will be a key player in a strong team environment and must have strong cost acc...
Tom Middleton is hiring for several Senior Cost Accountant jobs in Phoenix, Arizona. Strong cost accounting skills are required. Excellent pay, full benefits and excellent performance packages. If you, or anyone you know if qualified for this job opportunity, please apply online, or email me a resume for review *****. The Senior Cost Accountant is a key role and will be rep...
Parker and Lynch is conducting a search for a Senior Cost Accountant job in Tawas, Michigan. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive. The role will focus on cost-accounting activities related to material, production costs, cost of sales, product development, and overhead. Responsibilities include: • Assist Manager...
A Cost Accountant job in Northern New Jersey is currently available. To be considered for this position you must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance and have three or more years of experience. This organization provides its employees with an outstanding work-life balance, including a high level of flexibility and great benefits. If you are both analytical and detail-orien...
A Cost Accountant job is available for you right now located north of Greensboro, NC. This position is newly-created. You may be the perfect candidate for this opportunity if have recently received an Accounting degree with one year or less of relevant accounting experience coupled with strong Excel skills. This position offers a variety of duties in a family-friendly corporate environment. Cost A...
Cost Accountant / Analyst – Fast Track Position, Edison, NJ We are looking for a Cost Accountant to fill a direct hire Cost Accountant position in Edison NJ. The position is with a large multinational organization that prides itself on promotion from within. The company believes in hiring inspired and passionate people who are motivated to succeed. They have a supportive, team oriented culture and...
Immediate need for a Senior Cost Accountant to join a large organization on a temporary-to-hire basis. This project will last for several months and has the possibility of full time employment. Duties/Responsibilities and Skills Required • Position will support the Divisional Finance Lead, Operations and Technical Manufacturing for specific division • Will analyze and forecast the Cost of Goods ma...
Accounting Principals has a direct hire Cost Accountant job opportunity in Vineland, NJ. If you are looking to join a very stable and growing company with excellent benefits, apply now! We are looking for energetic people who are able to meet daily deadlines and work under pressure. Cost Accountant job responsibilities include: -preparation of all invoices for service division including preventive...
SENIOR COST ACCOUNTANT General Summary: Cost Accountant reports directly to the Controller. Goal is to design and implement strategies, best practices, and process improvements in order to ensure efficient control and reporting of variances within the company. Essential Job Functions: • Guides cost analysis process by implementing, refining, and reporting cost account processes that highlight oper...
Cost Accountant Manufacturing company in San Dimas seeks a Cost Accountant to add to its growing team. Company has a strong presence in the industry and affords an excellent opportunity for career advancement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Analyze product cost and drive improvements in cost accuracy Develop and implement cost accounting and material transaction procedures Review...

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Accounting Career Tools

Cost Accountant

Salaries

$35,360.00 - $88,200.00
Typical Salary for Cost Accountant
(308 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
58.1%
Master's
26.1%
Some College Coursework Completed
8.6%
Associates
5%
(222 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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