Senior Manager Accountant Salary

Two-thirds of Senior Manager Accountants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $142K per year, but median earnings come to around $79K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Manager Accountants can bottom out near $42K or peak near $142K depending on individual performance. Female Senior Manager Accountants survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Manager Accountants. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,274 - $131,653
(Median)
$45K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,589
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$13.95 - $31.75
(Median)
$14
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,274 - $131,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,911  
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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$41,645 - $142,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $31.75  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $49.32  
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
$0.00 - $20,911  
   
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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$41,645 - $142,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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For Senior Manager Accountants, progressing to a Finance Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Finance Director can earn $102K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manager Accountant


Senior Manager Accountants report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager Accountant

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. Senior Manager Accountants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Senior Manager Accountants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $72K.

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Experience Affects Senior Manager Accountant Salaries


National Average
$77,000



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Skills That Affect Senior Manager Accountant Salaries

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$77,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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