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Cost Accountant Jobs & Recruitment

We've been helping New Zealand's Cost Accountants find jobs throughout Auckland and Wellington's Accounting & Finance industry for more than 20 years. If you're a Cost Accountant superstar or a manager looking for one, we'd love to hear from you.

Entry requirements

Our clients often prefer Cost Accountants with accounting experience from the manufacturing or FMCG industries.

A strong understanding of accounting systems and software is also often required, and having a relevant accounting, finance or business degree would be advantageous.

What could you be doing?

A Cost Accountant’s primary role is to manage the costs of supplied materials and production for their business. For this reason, Cost Accountants are most commonly found in the manufacturing and FMCG industries. Typically, Cost Accountants may report to either the Financial Controller, Accounting/Finance Manager, or Plant Controller.

Typical day-to-day duties can include:

  • Managing and reporting standard costs for internationally and locally imported manufactured products and materials
  • Analysing all costs and producing profit and loss statements
  • Managing costing budgets and providing variance analysis
  • Developing and maintain costing systems
  • Providing inventory control and reconciliation
  • Provision of support to the business


After several years’ working as a Cost Accountant, you may expect to move into a more senior accounting role or management position.

  • Management Accountant
  • Accounting/Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Commercial Manager

Who makes a great Cost Accountant?

A CA or CPA qualified Accountant or an Accountant who has nearly finished their chartered qualification, and has a solid understanding of modern financial systems, budgeting, and forecasting. You will also need to be enthusiastic and an excellent communicator, have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to juggle workloads and deadlines without breaking a sweat. If that sounds familiar, we’d love to hear from you!

Why choose Parker Bridge to help?

Whether you’re looking for the chance to move your career forward or to hire a fantastic Cost Accountant, we are global experts in accounting recruitment. 


We have a constant demand for experienced Cost Accountants for a range of different jobs throughout Auckland & Wellington. We also have some of the best hourly rates and salary packages on offer and, as specialists in Accounting & Finance recruitment, we work with some of the best employers. If you’re looking for your chance to work in either of New Zealand's most beautiful cities, look no further.


With more than two decades of experience, we have established ourselves as one of the most successful commercial accounting & finance recruitment partners because we understand the challenges businesses face in today's constantly shifting environment. Most of these challenges can be overcome with the right talent in the right roles and it is our objective to assist our clients to best these challenges through bespoke and dependable recruitment solutions.

What's next?

Let us know you're in the market for a new Cost Accountant job or employee by completing the form on this page.

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