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Job description

Cost Accountants specialise in identifying, recording and reviewing costs within their company or organisation. In a manufacturing firm, for example, a Cost Accountant may be responsible for reporting upon the costs of manufacturing, selling and distributing products.

Cost Accountants play an important role in helping a company understand the costs of doing business in order to aid decision making and formulating strategy.

Cost Accountants must be able to understand in detail how a company functions and what costs are involved in trading.

Typical duties include:

  • Drawing up and maintaining budgets for the cost of operations.
  • Establishing the fixed costs of operations/production.
  • Recording and analysing variances.
  • Identifying areas where variable costs can be cut.
  • Working closely with non financial managers to foster understanding and control of costs.
  • Designing and implementing cost control programmes.
  • Cost reporting and analysis for senior managers.

Qualifications

Most Cost Accountants are part or fully qualified (management) accountants.

Salary Snapshot

Recent salaries advertised on TopFinancialJobs (November 2009) include:

  • £55-65,000 per annum for a qualified (ACA, CIMA) Senior Infrastructure Cost Analyst working for a banking institution in the City of London.
  • £60-90,000 per annum for a Cost Control and Productivity Manager working in the finance division of a Lloyd's managing agency in London.
  • £275-285 per day for a qualified Financial Cost Analyst working for multi billion pound transport company in Central London.

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Cost Accountant
Posted: 23 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Qualifications: CIMA
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Group Cost Accountant
Posted: 23 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £38,000 Annual
Project Cost Accountant
Posted: 23 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hampshire
Salary: Competitive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Cost Accountant, Dungannon
Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Qualifications: ACA, CIMA
Location: Dungannon, Northern Ireland
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Cost Accountant
Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City, Sheffield
Salary: £32,000 Annual
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Oxfordshire
Salary: £30,000 Annual
Cost Accountant
Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Annual
Cost Accountant
Posted: 21 Sep 2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Qualifications: CIMA, ACCA
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £25,000 per annum
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