How much does a Cost Accountant I make in the United States? The average Cost Accountant I salary in the United States is $66,016 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $59,443 and $73,105. 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 2023 View full job description

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Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. It owns and operates very large gas carriers (VLGCs). As of June 26, 2018, its fleet consisted of 22 VLGCs with carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cubic meters. ... More
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Skills associated with Cost Accountant I: Activity-Based Costing, Cost Estimation, Product Costing, Project Costing ...More

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