The average pay for a Chief Accountant is $58,827 per year.
Chief Accountant Total Pay (?
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$43,894 - $80,236
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$43,894 - $80,236  
   
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$0.00 - $10,332  
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$41,126 - $84,395  
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Job Description for Chief Accountant
Chief accountants typically handle the financial transactions for their company. They are often employed at government agencies, hospitals' billing departments, banks, retail chains, and a number of other establishments. Their day-to-day work typically includes handling tax-related duties, overseeing the business' payroll, collecting and paying bills, handling discrepancies, and maintaining a budget. They may also oversee the work of other accountants as well, checking subordinates' work, providing feedback, and answering questions; they may also play a role in the hiring process and have a say in the accountants hired for their business as well.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accountant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Chief Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Chief Accountant Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Accounting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$59,000
Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 14%
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