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Corporate Accountant Salary

A Corporate Accountant earns an average salary of $51,630 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Payroll Administration and SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO).

$39,654 - $65,286
(Median)
$40K
$52K
$65K
MEDIAN: $51,630
10%
50%
90%

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$17.08 - $30.30
(Median)
$17
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,654 - $65,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,874  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $4,848  
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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$39,450 - $67,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.08 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$25.71 - $39.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $4,848  
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).
)
$39,450 - $67,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Corporate Accountant

Much of corporate accountants’ work deals with ensuring that businesses stay within their own financial policies, as well as applicable regulations and tax laws. The information that corporate accountants generate is passed to executive-level staff, who then use it to make decisions about the business of the company.

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Corporate Accountant Tasks

  • Consolidate and analyze cross­company financial data.
  • Maintain corporate financial records and regularly prepare accounting reports and journal entries.
  • Ensure accuracy of financial reporting and adherence to local and federal regulations, including Sarbanes­Oxley specifications.
  • Oversee all regional or departmental company finance and accounting activities.
  • Prepare company accounts for auditing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Accountant

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

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Experience Affects Corporate Accountant Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Accountant Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 21%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%