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Cost Accounting Manager in the United States

How much does a Cost Accounting Manager earn in the United States? The average Cost Accounting Manager salary in the United States is $120,546 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $106,723 and $135,207. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Ensures that costs for the company's products and services are allocated according to corporate procedures and in compliance financial accounting standards. Oversees the cost control systems, manages and interprets cost audits, and prepares cost accounting reports for presentation to top management. Gathers historical cost data (materials, labor, depreciation, operating expenses, etc.), to compare budgets with actual expenses. Manages the cost accounting staff to complete projects. Requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a Director. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met, adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Typically requires 5 years experience in a related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

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