Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salary

An Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm earns an average salary of $53,805 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$45,763 - $63,246
(Median)
$46K
$54K
$63K
MEDIAN: $53,805
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$12.00 - $29.00
(Median)
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$45,763 - $63,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,549  
Profit Sharing
$187.50 - $2,048  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,733 - $64,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $29.00  
   
Overtime
$20.98 - $43.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,549  
   
Profit Sharing
$187.50 - $2,048  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,733 - $64,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm

Auditing or accounting associates are generally responsible for auditing and recordkeeping within their organization. They examine financial and accounting records to verify their completeness and help make recommendations to their employer. The associate is also responsible for testing internal accounting and auditing controls to ensure they are working properly. The day-to-day responsibilities of an auditing or accounting associate include examining and researching their organization's accounting records to ensure financial procedures are followed, preparing internal and external financial audit reports, and presenting these reports within their organization and to the clients.

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Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Tasks

  • Assist with month end closing, including reports and explanations of variances.
  • Prepare and review financial statements and accounting entries.
  • Perform basic accounting, such as recording revenues and reconcile and audit daily cash.

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Experience Affects Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$54,000

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Internal Audit
up arrow 1%

Auditing
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$54,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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