Senior Manager Accountant Salary

The majority of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States — roughly two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $147K per year, and the median is $80K per year. In the world of Senior Manager Accountants, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $147K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $25K and $7K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Manager Accountants is high. Female Senior Manager Accountants are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$44,906 - $135,270
(Median)
$45K
$80K
$140K
MEDIAN: $79,646
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$14.34 - $39.71
(Median)
$14
$25
$40
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 who transition into a Finance Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $104K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Survey results show that Senior Manager Accountants use a fair number of 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. Most people 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $79K. Senior Manager Accountants see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $79K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Senior Manager Accountant Advice

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Senior Manager Accountant in Kansas City:
"Make Sure You Are Doing What You Love Daily, It Defines You."
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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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