The average salary for an Entry-Level Cost Accountant is C$50,396 per year.

C$39,486 - C$69,370
C$39K
C$51K
C$69K
MEDIAN: C$51,164
10%
50%
90%
C$12.16 - C$30.30
C$12
C$22
C$30
MEDIAN: C$22.14
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$69K
Salary C$39,486 - C$69,370
Bonus C$196 - C$6,068
Profit Sharing C$1,600
Total Pay (?
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).
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C$39,276 - C$69,940
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$12.16 - C$30.30
Overtime C$28.00
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$196 - C$6,068
Profit Sharing C$1,600
Total Pay (?
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).
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C$39,276 - C$69,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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.

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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$50,978

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cost Accountant Advice

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Cost Accountant in London:
"Always Do Your Best"
Be enthusiastic and be true to the job.

Key Stats for Cost Accountant

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
24%

Skills That Affect Cost Accountant Salaries


National Average
C$51,000


Microsoft Word
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 6%