The average salary for a Mid-Career Cost Accountant is C$57,472 per year.

C$45,575 - C$80,178
MEDIAN: C$58,457
Salary C$45,575 - C$80,178
Bonus C$0.00 - C$15,781
Profit Sharing C$1,200
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
C$46,946 - C$81,134
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

Job Description for Cost Accountant

A cost accountant performs routine and special analyses to help determine the type of operations and materials that are most cost effective for their organization. This accountant helps assess which products and raw materials are best suited to their company’s objectives, and they may be expected to create a costing system that can continuously evaluate the value of inventory and associated costs. The cost accountant should be able to determine and explain the factors that will cause costs to vary; strong research skills are essential to determine all of the costs associated with certain decisions. Additionally, cost accountants may need to document internal factors and controls that are affecting costs. The cost accountant often helps senior management to make key decisions, in some cases including decisions related to employees' salaries and product pricing.


Cost Accountant Tasks

  • Analyzes monthly and quarterly ledger activities.
  • Prepares financial audit schedules and reports for management.
  • Ensures services and processes are in compliance with account practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Record and report the costs of manufacturing goods and providing services.

Cost Accountant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$59,141

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Key Stats for Cost Accountant


61 %
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Cost Accountant Salaries

National Average

Windows Operating System General Use

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


61 %
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%