Cost Accountant Job Description

Cost Accountants are responsible for determining actual costs for products and services - indicating which departments are most and least profitable. They are technically part of the finance or accounting team within a company or organization.

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We are seeking a Cost Accountant to collect and report on financial data and submit monthly reports on profit and loss for each department. The ideal candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, have strong communication skills and the ability to report accessible information to management in a manner that allows for them to make decisions about the business.


A Cost Accountant earns between $53,000 and $98,000 per year. The median salary is $68,000 annually.


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