The average salary for a Cost Accountant in South Africa is R360,501.
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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 va…Read more
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Popular Skills for Cost Accountant
Skills in Cost Accounting and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Cost Accountant
An entry-level Cost Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R183,879 based on 21 salaries. An early career Cost Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R320,699 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Cost Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R417,681 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Cost Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R466,191 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R390,000.
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