The average salary for a Senior Accountant in United Kingdom is £33,431.
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Job Description for Senior Accountant
Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage team…Read more
Senior Accountant Tasks
- Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
- Investigate budget and variance issues.
- Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
- Maintain general ledger as needed.
- Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
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Sage 50 Accounting
Skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sage 50 Accounting and Financial Reporting.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £30,795 based on 113 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,267 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,167 based on 141 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £37,974.
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 33.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Leeds, England: Leeds (4.5% more) and London, England (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Leicester, England: Leicestershire (18.5% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (16.2% less) and Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (7.3% less).
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