Senior Accountant Salary

A Senior Accountant earns an average salary of $64,766 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$50,706 - $82,189
$51K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $65,228
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50%
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$19.52 - $38.84
$20
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $26.86
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$0$86K
Salary $50,706 - $82,189
Bonus $498.35 - $9,204
Profit Sharing $96.68 - $6,854
Commission $0.00 - $5,051
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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$50,671 - $86,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,434
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.52 - $38.84
Overtime $25.07 - $51.75
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $498.35 - $9,204
Commission $0.00 - $5,051
Profit Sharing $96.68 - $6,854
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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$50,671 - $86,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 696

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Job Description for Senior Accountant

Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage teams of accountants when working for larger companies.

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Senior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 3,298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 3,739 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 2,729 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,250 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,420

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Senior Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Accountant?

Senior Accountant in San Marcos:
"CPA Firm."
Pros: Work flexibility and family culture.
Cons: Long hours during busy season, no matching 401K.

Senior Accountant in Denver:
Pros: Mathematically oriented & problem solving.
Cons: Repetitive Nature & super niche taskd.

Senior Accountant in Renton:
"Very interesting."
Pros: Lots of different responsibilities. Never get bored since I have so many things to do.
Cons: Work very hard for what feels like not enough pay.

Senior Accountant in Fairfax:
"Overworked, long hours, short fuse manager."
Pros: Casual dress environment and complimentary snacks.
Cons: There are two types of individuals pervasive in the organization. Those that "play dumb" and manage to stay employed and those that cover for them.

Senior Accountant in Sterling:
"Senior Accountant Review."
Pros: Ability to get involved in all aspects of the financial statements.
Cons: Monthly tasks become mundane over time.

Senior Accountant in Montpelier:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work-life balance, people, ability to accept new challenges, and work environment.
Cons: The lack of communication regarding positional, departmental or company-wide changes.

Senior Accountant in Renton:
"Great Company."
Pros: Company politics are virtually nonexistent and the company's product is very interesting. Coworkers are very knowledgeable.
Cons: If I had to choose something, it would be the company's limited resources; necessitates a great deal of cross-training.

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Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1555 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$66,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries




Budgeting
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%




▼3%




▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1555 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%
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