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Senior Staff Accountant Salary

The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant is $55,881 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$43,263 - $71,525
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$72K
MEDIAN: $55,881
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$17.77 - $33.46
(Median)
$18
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$43,263 - $71,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,559  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,872  
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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$43,120 - $74,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.77 - $33.46  
   
Overtime
$19.42 - $44.99  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,559  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,872  
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).
)
$43,120 - $74,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Senior Staff Accountant

Senior staff accountants are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a company’s accounting. Some specialization may occur in larger organizations, but senior staff accountants generally verify payroll information, review billing details on a monthly basis, prepare and post journal entries, and maintain the balance sheet. In the short term, they track cash and credit payments and rectify banking information on a daily basis. In some firms, senior staff accountants may also track sales tax or other specialized tax information. Longer-term projects include analyzing yearly performance data for presentation to management, which involves comparing prior projections to actual performance, adjusting and creating a new forecast, and investigating any anomalies in the accounting data. Senior staff accountants also assist with auditing as needed.

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Senior Staff Accountant Tasks

  • Assist with annual and quarterly budgets, forecasts, and reports, including profits/losses by business unit.
  • Track data and compile internal reports on assets, liabilities, and expenses.
  • Lead month end reporting and analysis of fixed costs and balance sheet analysis.
  • Create and file tax documents, and implement processes to ensure financial integrity.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Accountant

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

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Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Senior Staff Accountant Salaries


Month-End Close
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General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Auditing
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Tax Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 323 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%