Senior Manager Accountants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in four of Senior Manager Accountants. Salaries average out to around $81K annually and spread from $45K to $162K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Senior Manager Accountants make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,541 - $150,411
(Median)
$47K
$81K
$150K
MEDIAN: $80,822
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$15.26 - $37.83
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$26
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$46,541 - $150,411  
   
Bonus
$2,875 - $35,364  
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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$45,247 - $162,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$26.29  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,875 - $35,364  
   
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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$45,247 - $162,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 an Accounting Firm Partner role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $198K per year. Going from Senior Manager Accountant to Certified Public Accountant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Certified Public Accountants is $59K. Many others choose to work as Finance Directors, where pay is typically $104K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Typical Senior Manager Accountants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager Accountant

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Manager Accountants make a median salary of $84K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $91K.

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries



National Average
$82,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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