A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $151,629 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$56,618 - $253,305
$57K
$150K
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MEDIAN: $151,629
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Salary
$56,618 - $253,305  
   
Bonus
$4,932 - $100,167  
Profit Sharing
$9,759  
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$53,912 - $324,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Chief accounting officers (CAOs) are in charge of the entire accounting department of their institution. They are responsible for their company’s accounting operations and financial reporting functions. They oversee accounting and administrative staff. They must make sure that their staff follow procedures and adhere to various regulatory rules and regulations.

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Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Tasks

  • Oversee internal and external audits, and make recommendations and changes to processes.
  • Track records, plan, and file all state and federal taxes, along with internal and external financial reports.
  • Oversee all accounting, including ledgers, assets, credit, collections, and accounts.
  • Oversee payroll and budgeting processes to ensure the flow of operations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
054
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
54%
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Experience Affects Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$163,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 48%

Entry-Level
up arrow 56%

Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries


Accounting
0%

National Average
$163,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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