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Senior Accountant Salary

A Senior Accountant earns an average salary of $60,618 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$46,687 - $77,552
(Median)
$47K
$61K
$78K
MEDIAN: $60,618
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50%
90%

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$18.22 - $35.51
(Median)
$18
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$46,687 - $77,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,935  
Profit Sharing
$499.34 - $5,796  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$46,585 - $80,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11,701
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.22 - $35.51  
   
Overtime
$22.05 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,935  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$499.34 - $5,796  
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).
)
$46,585 - $80,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 960

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

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What is it like working as a Senior Accountant?

Senior Accountant in Austin:
"Excellent firm focusing on a niche area."
Pros: Challenging work, flexible hours, great company culture, job security, decent pay.
Cons: Being too focused on a niche area leaves little room for variety in work.

Senior Accountant in Minneapolis:
Pros: Experience like none other. Ability to try new things. Head up projects. Flexible work schedule. Travel.
Cons: Stress. Long Hours. Working 1-2 weekends a month. Not enough pay.

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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Month-End Close
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Budgeting
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Financial Reporting
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Financial Analysis
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General Ledger Accounting
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Auditing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
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Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2874 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%