Senior Manager Accountant Salary

With more than three-quarters of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $51K to $174K per year and averages out to $90K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Manager Accountants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Manager Accountants making up 71 percent.

$49,757 - $157,371
$50K
$90K
$160K
MEDIAN: $90,113
10%
50%
90%

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$18.28 - $38.85
$28
MEDIAN: $27.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,757 - $157,371  
   
Bonus
$2,966 - $35,493  
Commission
$2,824  
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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$50,898 - $173,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$27.50  
   
Overtime
$48.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,966 - $35,493  
   
Commission
$2,824  
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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$50,898 - $173,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • 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


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Senior Manager Accountants do not often transition into Accounting Firm Partner roles. The role averages $197K per year. With an annual salary of $105K, Finance Director is the most common role for Senior Manager Accountants to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Certified Public Accountant role — which usually pays $59K — is also typical for Senior Manager Accountants, though less common by comparison.

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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 Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with 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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Key Stats for Senior Manager Accountant

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
29%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$91,000

▼41%

Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

National Average
$91,000

▼6%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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