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Partner - Accounting Firm Salary

A Partner - Accounting Firm earns an average salary of $173,618 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$75,504 - $381,821
(Median)
$76K
$170K
$380K
MEDIAN: $173,618
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$75,504 - $381,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,763  
Profit Sharing
$4,500 - $60,678  
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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$80,514 - $410,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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Job Description for Partner - Accounting Firm

Typically, there are two types of accounting firm partners: equity partners and salaried partners. Equity partners are the highest-level individuals in the business, as they have usually put forth some of their own money to support the business. Salaried partners are those who have not invested directly in the business financially, but who are eligible for profit-sharing. Depending on the firm, a prospective partner may be asked to buy in before joining.

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Partner - Accounting Firm Tasks

  • Manage the accounting firm’s staff, select managers, and evaluate manager’s performances.
  • Oversee the operation of regional offices, coordinate their activities, and monitor their performance.
  • Establish the firm’s policies and procedures, and make sure these practices are carried out in all of the firm’s offices.
  • Act as the highest executive of the accounting firm to direct and determine the final decision on all its projects and activities.
  • Responsible for the financial well-being of the firm and ensure that the offices bring in a profit.

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Pay by Experience Level for Partner - Accounting Firm

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

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Experience Affects Partner - Accounting Firm Salaries


National Average
$187,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 47%

Entry-Level
up arrow 59%

Skills That Affect Partner - Accounting Firm Salaries

Auditing
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National Average
$187,000

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%


Tax Preparation
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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