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Senior Staff Accountant Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant is $55,562 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
Senior Staff Accountant Salary (?
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$42,927 - $71,218
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $55,561
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Senior Staff Accountant Salary (?
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$17.67 - $31.38
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,927 - $71,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,428  
Profit Sharing
$406.45 - $5,903  
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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$42,789 - $73,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.67 - $31.38  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $44.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,428  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.45 - $5,903  
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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$42,789 - $73,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Staff Accountant

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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.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Irvine
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Boston
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Washington
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Houston
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Seattle
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Portland
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National Average
$56,000
Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Month-End Close
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Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%
General Ledger Accounting
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Financial Reporting
0%
National Average
$56,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Tax Preparation
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Quickbooks
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Tax Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%