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Senior Manager Accountant Salary

Two in three 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 $42K to $143K per year, and the average comes out to $79K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Manager Accountants — including $21K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $143K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Senior Manager Accountants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,356 - $131,856
(Median)
$45K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,404
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$14.05 - $32.26
(Median)
$14
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$45,356 - $131,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,147  
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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$41,652 - $143,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $32.26  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,147  
   
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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$41,652 - $143,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

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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 brings home $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Job skills reported by Senior Manager Accountants are limited. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Accounting, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. The majority of those 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. Senior Manager Accountants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $85K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Senior Manager Accountants report making only $69K on average.

Senior Manager Accountant Advice

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries



National Average
$78,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$78,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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