How much does a Cost Accountant I make in the United States? The average Cost Accountant I salary in the United States is $64,145 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $58,049 and $70,250. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Cost Accountant I

Cost Accountant I determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Being a Cost Accountant I examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Cost Accountant I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Cost Accountant I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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CPI Aerostructures, Inc. engages in the contract production of structural aircraft parts for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in the commercial and defense markets. The company also offers aero systems, such as reconnaissance pod structures and fuel panel systems; and supplies parts for maintenance, repair, and over... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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