The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant is $58,911 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
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$45,707 - $74,467
(Median)
$46K
$59K
$74K
MEDIAN: $58,911
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$18.16 - $32.53
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$18
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,707 - $74,467  
   
Bonus
$512 - $7,239  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,152  
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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$45,492 - $76,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 893
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.16 - $32.53  
   
Overtime
$27.09 - $45.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$512 - $7,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,152  
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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$45,492 - $76,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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National Average: $59,707

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Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

Budgeting
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Financial Reporting
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Month-End Close
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General Ledger Accounting
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Financial Analysis
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Tax Compliance
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National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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Auditing
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Office
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Tax Preparation
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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