Senior Cost Accountant

The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Being a Senior Cost Accountant requires a bachelor’s degree. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. In addition, Senior Cost Accountant may report to an executive or a manager. Working as a Senior Cost Accountant typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature.

Senior Cost Accountant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant to join our team.


  • Occasionally required to stand and walk;
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear;
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision;
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds;
  • Regularly required to sit;
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and proper documentation of processes;
  • Assist with system and process changes;
  • prepare financial presentation material for Leadership meetings;
  • owns the month-end General Ledger close process for plant including close timelines, creation and posting of journal entries, and reporting;
  • Assist with preparation of documents for quarterly review and annual audit;
  • Various ad hoc projects;
  • Month-end balance sheet account reconciliations;
  • Partnering with FPA/Procurement to review material costs and other analytics.


  • 5+ years proven cost accounting experience with an industrial manufacturing organization;
  • Strong communication skills; desire to be promoted;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting , Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Professional certifications desirable; CPA, CMA, etc.