A Financial Accountant earns an average salary of $50,071 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Financial Accountant Total Pay (?
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$36,775 - $69,060
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59K
69K
MEDIAN: $50,070
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Financial Accountant Total Pay (?
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$11.80 - $28.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,775 - $69,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,177  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,149  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$34,252 - $71,572  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $28.94  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $37.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,177  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,750  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,149  
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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$34,252 - $71,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,248
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Job Description for Financial Accountant
Financial accountability is pivotal to maintaining a healthy business, and financial accountants conduct a number of functions to ensure this is possible. They manage payroll, taxes, income, spending, and educating their employer on financial information. Work days for financial accountants can be a bit longer than a standard 9-to-5 job, because of strict deadlines on all projects that financial accountants are given. Generally, financial accountants do not need to work directly with employees; if they discover discrepancies with posted reports, they inform management.
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Financial Accountant Tasks
  • Utilize accounting principles to ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Summarize and prepare financial records and statements for external reporting.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Accountant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Chicago
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Boston
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Dallas
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Portland
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Minneapolis
0%
National Average
$50,000
Atlanta
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New Orleans
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Oklahoma City
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Financial Accountant Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Financial Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Month-End Close
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Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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