Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $127,228 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$55,354 - $193,152
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MEDIAN: $127,227
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$49,037 - $222,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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Experience Affects Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$147,000

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Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries


National Average
$147,000

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%
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