The average pay for a Senior Accountant is £34,134 per year. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

£22,138 - £50,765
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£34K
£51K
MEDIAN: £33,965
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£11.51 - £25.53
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MEDIAN: £15.00
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£0£52K
Salary £22,138 - £50,765
Bonus £101 - £6,040
Profit Sharing £1,474
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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£22,336 - £52,966
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 414
Hourly Data £0£25
Hourly Rate £11.51 - £25.53
Overtime £13.40
Annual Data £0£52K
Bonus £101 - £6,040
Profit Sharing £1,474
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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£22,336 - £52,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 teams of accountants when working for larger companies.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Accountant


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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤36,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤38,000 based on 64 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £34,451

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Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
₤34,000

▼6%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲24%



National Average
₤34,000


Accounting
▼7%


iris
▼19%

Sage AccPac ERP Software
▼29%

Tax Preparation
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 59%