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Senior Manager Accountant Salary

With about two in three of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Manager Accountants is $81K per year and can range from $44K on the lower end to $144K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Senior Manager Accountants runs from $44K to $144K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Female Senior Manager Accountants are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$46,187 - $131,221
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MEDIAN: $80,586
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$14.29 - $34.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,187 - $131,221  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $21,328  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $6,904  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,017  
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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$44,182 - $144,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $34.27  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $48.94  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$255.32 - $21,328  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,017  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $6,904  
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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$44,182 - $144,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Finance Director. The average Finance Director bring home $102K per year.

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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, Accounting, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager Accountant

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Manager Accountants make a median salary of $89K. Senior Manager Accountants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $74K.

Senior Manager Accountant Advice

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries



National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

Project Management
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$80,000

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%