Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salary

An Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm earns an average salary of $55,671 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$48,348 - $68,570
$48K
$56K
$69K
MEDIAN: $55,671
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$14.79 - $28.12
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.83
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$48,348 - $68,570  
   
Bonus
$506 - $5,133  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$47,941 - $70,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$506 - $5,133  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,077  
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).
)
$47,941 - $70,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,177

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Key Stats for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

▲25%

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲2%

Accounting
▲2%


Auditing
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Tax Preparation
▼2%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▼2%

Internal Audit
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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