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Fund Accountant Salary (United States)

The median salary for Fund Accountants in the United States is $44K annually, and compared to other cities, San Francisco offers the biggest paychecks at around $63K on average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Milwaukee, top-paying markets where Fund Accountants rake in more than the national norm (+22 percent, +22 percent, +8 percent, and +5 percent). This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Fund Accountant Salary (?
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$34,024 - $68,026
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MEDIAN: $43,960
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Fund Accountant Salary (?
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$13.55 - $25.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,024 - $68,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,089  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,425  
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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$33,363 - $73,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 520
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$20.62 - $37.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,425  
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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$33,363 - $73,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Fund Accountant

Fund accountants are responsible for keeping detailed financial records for nonprofits and government agencies. First and foremost, they must maintain the integrity of this type of data first and foremost. They must account for how the company is using its funds, which may include producing separate reports to be produced for individual funds. The accountant maintains a chart of accounts to accurately report the expenditures from each ledger. Proper documentation is mandatory for the accountants to determine if the funds are being used in the best possible manner. They also assist these companies in deciding the best way to use available revenue and stay within an appropriate expense budget. They generally serve as the middle man between the investor and the business.
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Fund Accountant Tasks
  • Utilize accounting principles to differentiate special purpose funds from a general fund.
  • Maintain records of stewardship of financial resources received and expended and other financial activities.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports in compliance with applicable regulations.

Common Career Paths for Fund Accountant

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It's not very common for Fund Accountants to move on to become Senior Financial Analysts. Typical pay for a Senior Financial Analyst is $74K annually. When Fund Accountants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Financial Analysts or Fund Accounting Managers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $25K, respectively.

Fund Accountant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fund Accountant

Those at SS&C Technologies, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $45K.
State Street Bank offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $33K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $28K and $60K. State Street Corporation is also at the bottom of the scale.

Popular Skills for Fund Accountant

Survey results show that Fund Accountants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounting. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Accounting and Financial Reporting. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Financial Reporting.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
up arrow 22%
Chicago
up arrow 22%
Seattle
up arrow 8%
Milwaukee
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Dallas
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National Average
$44,000
Boston
up arrow 10%
Evansville
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Philadelphia
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Denver
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Wilmington
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Experience Affects Fund Accountant Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Fund Accountant Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$44,000
Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%