Senior Cost Accountant

Senior Cost Accountant Job Description

Senior cost accountants should have strong technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems. Companies seek candidates who have at least three years of experience in a specialty, as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. A certification such as a CPA, CGMA or CMA or an MBA is highly valued.

Typical senior cost accountant duties:

Analyzing manufacturing operationsAnalyzing manufacturing equipment availability and utilizationPerforming month-end cost accounting closeMaintaining cost accounting system and cost ledgerPerforming life cycle cost-benefit analysisAnalyzing inventory valuations

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About Time
Accounting Functions
Budget Processes
Cost Accounting
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP Solutions
General Ledger
Salary for Senior Cost Accountant
78000 - 102500
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Manager of Cost Accounting 90250 108750 122500 Cost Accountant, 1-3 Years' Experience 65000 74500 82500
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