Senior Manager Accountant Salary

Two-thirds of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $43K to $141K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Senior Manager Accountants spread between $43K and $141K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Senior Manager Accountants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Most Senior Manager Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,463 - $130,132

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$14.39 - $39.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,463 - $130,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,125  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $7,096  
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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$42,598 - $140,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$28.50 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,125  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,017  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $7,096  
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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$42,598 - $140,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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 who go on to become Finance Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Finance Directors is $102K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Survey results imply that Senior Manager Accountants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Accounting. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

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 $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. On average, Senior Manager Accountants make $84K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $73K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries


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$77,000



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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

National Average
$77,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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