Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $150,907 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$57,000 - $253,012
$57K
$150K
$250K
MEDIAN: $150,907
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Salary
$57,000 - $253,012  
   
Bonus
$4,144 - $100,000  
Profit Sharing
$9,759  
Total Pay (?
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$54,201 - $323,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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 all accounting, including ledgers, assets, credit, collections, and accounts.
  • Oversee payroll and budgeting processes to ensure the flow of operations.
  • 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.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $162,446

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Key Stats for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
55%
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Experience Affects Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$162,000

▼42%

Entry-Level
▼56%

Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

CPA
▲6%


Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$162,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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