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.

731 Cost Accountant jobs found on Monster.

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RESPONSIBILITIES: As the Senior Cost Accountant with our client in Oxford, Massachusetts (MA), you will have the following responsibilities and functions: Maintain awareness of practices and processes utilizing current management tools Maintain inventory reserves Prepare production variance reporting Capitalize variances to inventory Control profit analysis by product line Analyze and track scrap/...
Cost Accountant Job – Morris County Company: A global company with a position to provide an ideal opportunity for an accounting professional. Cost Accountant Job Purpose: Assist in Cost Accounting functions at the divisional level. Manage cost process through inventory analysis, COGS, product cost accuracy, planning and control. Cost Accountant Job Duties: The cost accountant will be responsible f...
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...
Our client, a highly successful and stable manufacturing corporation is hiring for a Cost Accountant job in Queens, NY. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and five or more years of accounting experience within a manufacturing corporation. In this role you will be responsible for the preparation of gross margin and inventory reports on a consistent basis. Th...
Senior Cost Accountant job with exceptional company seeking to hire a highly promotable individual with manufacturing experience. Company is located near Vernon Hills Illinois. Senior Cost Accountant Job Responsibilities would include: Month End closing of plant accounts including General Ledger account analysis Monitoring and explaining plant variances Building new product standard costs using BO...
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...
Cost Accountant job in Parsippany, NJ Our client, an industry leader in manufacturing, is seeking a Cost Accountant. The key responsibilities of the Cost Accountant will include: * Working with the finance department to implement & apply cost accounting policies and procedures * Developing and maintaining of overhead and labor rates * Developing and maintaining standard costs * Analyzing daily job...
Manufacturing Accountants Send resume to ***** Currently recruiting for Cost Accountant, Sr. Cost Accountant, and Cost Accounting Manager. Send resume to ***** Stable and reputable companies with excellent growth opportunities available. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Background in manufacturing Experience in stan...
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...
Ultradent, the global name in oral health is seeking a Cost Accountant to join Operations team at its South Jordan, Utah location. As an eligible Ultradent employee, you can expect the following: Benefits: Medical/Dental & Other Insurances (eligible the first of month after 60 days) Health Savings Account Match Matching 401K On-site cafeteria (breakfast & lunch) On-site Fitness Center Employee acc...
Project Cost Accountant - Medical Leave Coverage Verity Recruiting has been engaged by a construction company in Midlothian, TX to help them select an experienced Job Cost Accountant to their team. This is a wonderful employer with an international presence and excellent benefits and work environment. The successful candidate must have 5 plus years of project cost accounting in the construction in...
Cost Accountant EBNER Furnaces, Inc., a global leader in the manufacturing of industrial heat-treatment equipment and custom metal fabrications located in Wadsworth, Ohio is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Cost Accountant position. We are seeking a candidate with the following attributes: l 2-3 years of experience in a cost accounting role in a manufacturing environment l B.S. in Ac...
LOOKING FOR A COST ACCOUNTANT GEM Southeast is a manufacturing company located in beautiful Toccoa, GA. We currently are looking for a fulltime Cost Accountant. To be qualified as a candidate for this job, you must have a bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance. Must have at least 3 years experience as a cost accountant; prefer that experience to be in a manufacturing setting. If interested in the...
Job Description: We are seeking a CONFIDENT, NUMBERS SAVVY, and DETAIL ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL for one of our client partners. This opportunity offers the ability to join a team that promotes a positive and progressive environment, a solid career path, and the ability to interject ideas on how to enhance their process. MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES: 1.Tracks all funding on the contract, provides financial...
Cost Accountant needed for a chemical manufacturing company in Conley, GA. Cost Accountant will be responsible for supporting all of the financial and accounting aspects of the Manufacturing process, including inventory monitoring and reconciliations, work order processing, monthly close processes and periodic performance reporting. Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare monthly reports co...
We are seeking an experienced cost accountant for a rapidly expanding company in Syracuse. This role will report into a Controller and will be focused on manufacturing finance for the organization. A Staff Cost Accountant serves as part of the Accounting and Finance team in our corporate headquarters in Syracuse, NY. This position will directly manage and work to improve the activities of the prod...
DRT Holdings, Inc. Dayton, OH, 45419
Looking to jump start your career in a growing industry? DRT Holdings, Inc. is committed to being the leader in the marketplace by providing innovative technology, precision components and superior support. We are currently in search of a Cost Accountant for our Dayton, Ohio facility. Responsibilities include: Performing analysis of gross margins and standard cost variances, maintaining and calcul...
Overview Rylem Consulting is a leading resource in the Northwest for talent management. We help dynamic companies- Fortune 500 companies as well as innovative and exciting startups- identify and recruit game-changing talent. We currently have an exciting contract position for a Cost Accountant at an innovative software company located in Redmond, WA. Job Functions: The position focuses on month en...
Key Responsibilities: Prepare and explain financial cost information across various levels of management Analyze manufacturing costs, including comparisons standard costs and the related variances along with reporting the results to the management team on a regularly scheduled basis Work with the operations team to improve the standard costing data within the ERP system Participate in streamlining...
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