Senior Manager Accountant Salary

With close to two-thirds of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $41K to $147K per year and averages out to $80K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Manager Accountants — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $147K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. More than half of Senior Manager Accountants (67 percent) survey participants are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,906 - $135,270
(Median)
$45K
$80K
$140K
MEDIAN: $79,646
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$14.34 - $39.71
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,906 - $135,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,518  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $7,240  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$41,474 - $147,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $39.71  
   
Overtime
$34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,518  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $7,240  
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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$41,474 - $147,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Senior Manager Accountant

Senior management accountants are responsible for a wide range of day-to-day, quarterly, semiannual, and annual business-related tasks. These routine tasks include generating cash reports, sales tax calculations, budgeting, forecasting future needs, payroll, and fund consolidation. Others include investment reporting, asset accountability, bank reconciliation, processing accounts receivable/payable, and ordering supplies and inventory. These professionals also schedule and oversee staff performance, providing guidance and discipline as needed. This is generally a full time position that takes place in an office setting, although overtime may be required as deadlines approach. Additionally, coaching, mentoring, and handling other staff issues may require extended working hours.

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Senior Manager Accountant Tasks

  • Monitor preparation of financial records, statements and reports.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operation activities; manage accountant staff and give technical direction.
  • Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed, as well as state and federal regulations.

Common Career Paths for Senior Manager Accountant


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Senior Manager Accountants may progress into high-paying roles like Finance Director, where median compensation is $104K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Senior Manager Accountants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Accounting. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager Accountant

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. Senior Manager Accountants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $79K by contrast.

Senior Manager Accountant Advice

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries



National Average
$79,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

National Average
$79,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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