Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Senior Cost Accountant is $77,206
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Cost Accountants?
An early career Senior Cost Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,671 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Senior Cost Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,628 based on 114 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Senior Cost Accountants Do?
A senior cost accountant has many responsibilities related to financial reporting and cost analysis. Generally, the senior cost accountant is responsible for maintaining detailed costs in the company's system and providing cost analysis which supports operations and sales and contributes to the company's success.
The main responsibility of those in this position is to review inventory and deal with manufacturing personnel in order to control and analyze standard costs. Inventory account …Read more
- Oversee the preparation and analysis of cost reports and monthly closing documents.
- Assist in developing cost accounting procedures.
- Review, analyze, track, inventory and reconcile stock variances; provide management with monthly inventory reports.