Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salary (United States)

An Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm earns an average salary of $52,915 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT), and Financial Reporting. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Total Pay (?
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$44,618 - $62,941
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MEDIAN: $52,915
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$10.11 - $27.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$44,618 - $62,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,255  
Profit Sharing
$336.25 - $4,500  
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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$42,239 - $64,963  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$336.25 - $4,500  
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).
)
$42,239 - $64,963  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,200
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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San Jose
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$53,000
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Experience Affects Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000
Experienced
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Skills That Affect Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Data Analysis
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Office
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Tax Compliance
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Accounting
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Internal Audit
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Financial Analysis
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Project Management
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Auditing
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$53,000
Tax Preparation
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Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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