Cost Accountant

What Accounting contributes to Cardinal Health
Accounting establishes and maintains accounting policies and controls, completes technical research, safeguards the organization's assets, and ensures accuracy of accounting and financial records in accordance with accounting standards.

Job Summary

The Cost Accountant serves as the financial business partner to operations and plant leadership in Augusta, GA. Reporting to the Site Controller, they will play a critical role in measuring cost efficiencies in a complex plant environment. This onsite role provides visibility to senior leaders and the potential for career growth within our broad organization.


  • Monthly financial closing, analysis, and reporting

  • Assist in Annual Budget Preparation and quarterly forecast

  • Maintain and analyze site’s standard costs

  • Involved in the cycle counts procedure and participates in annual physical inventory

  • Knowledgeable in ISO standards, GMP and OSHA

  • Performs daily general accounting duties


  • 4+ years of experience in related field preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent experience; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred

  • Acquaintance in BPCS system preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals.

  • Ensures employees/contractors operate within guidelines. May review work of others.

  • Interacts with peers, senior management, internal customers and suppliers at various management levels.

  • Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects.

  • Gains consensus from various parties involved.

Anticipated salary range: $68,300 - $97,550

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 09/09/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.