Senior Manager Accountant Salary
Senior Manager Accountants in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $107K annually. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Manager Accountants report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Senior Manager Accountants (68 percent) survey participants are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.Read More...
Senior management accountants are employed in many industries and organizations, including retail stores, service-oriented businesses, manufacturing companies, and others. In all of these organizations, the senior management accountant helps provide a barometer for the financial health of the business. These professionals generally report directly to upper management, chief financial officers, and business owners. They must know their industry well, provide accurate information to managers, and know how to promote strategic business growth.
A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, management, or a related field is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. Candidates often must have at least three years' account management experience. In addition, senior manager accountants must be detail oriented, proficient in the latest relevant computer technology, have communication skills, and have proven analytical ability. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Manager Accountant Tasks
- Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed, as well as state and federal regulations.
- Oversee day-to-day accounting operation activities; manage accountant staff and give technical direction.
- Monitor preparation of financial records, statements and reports.
Common Career Paths for Senior Manager Accountant
While Senior Manager Accountants do not often become Accounting Firm Partners, the job pays $197K per year on average. Senior Manager Accountants most frequently advance into Finance Director and Certified Public Accountant roles even though the median salaries are $7K lower and $52K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant
Survey takers who work as Senior Manager Accountants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager Accountant
Pay by Experience for a Senior Manager Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Manager Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Manager Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Senior Manager Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 45 salaries. A Senior Manager Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 23 salaries.
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