A Financial Accountant earns an average salary of $52,951 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.
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$40,236 - $71,317
(Median)
$40K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,951
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90%

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$14.98 - $28.28
(Median)
$15
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,236 - $71,317  
   
Bonus
$194.58 - $9,293  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$38,965 - $72,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $28.28  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$194.58 - $9,293  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$38,965 - $72,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

National Average: $52,723

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Experience Affects Financial Accountant Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Financial Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Budget Management
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Accounting
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General Ledger Accounting
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Financial Reporting
0%

Month-End Close
0%

Financial Applications
0%

National Average
$53,000

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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