Average Accounting Manager Salary

$71,569
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,965
Bonus
$3,750
Commission
$2,860
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The average salary for an Accounting Manager is $71,569.
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$49k
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$72k
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$101k
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$49k - $101k
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$499 - $10k
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$245 - $20k
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$46k - $107k
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What Do Accounting Managers Do?

Accounting Manager Tasks
  • Manage the daily activities of the accounting department.
  • Collect and provide information for audit inquiries and give assistance to auditors.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to financial management, budget and accounting.
  • Oversee the posting and maintenance of general ledger accounts, payroll transactions, accounts payable and general ledger adjustments.
  • Provide financial analysis statements including monthly balance sheets, income statements, cash flows statements, and actual to budget and last year variance analysis.

Job Satisfaction for Accounting Manager

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounting Manager

The top respondents for the job title Accounting Manager are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and SS&C Technologies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at KPMG, LLP where the average pay is $105,687. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Bridge Housing Corporation, earning around $99,701 and $89,263, respectively. SMG Management pays the lowest at around $58,874. M2S and SS&C Technologies, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,871 and $85,161, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Accounting Managers?

Skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting, Month-End Close and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Managers?

An entry-level Accounting Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,109 based on 83 salaries. An early career Accounting Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,033 based on 2,093 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,208 based on 4,302 salaries. An experienced Accounting Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,294 based on 5,124 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,606.
Employees with Accounting Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15,446 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.5%
Early Career
13.6%
Mid Career
27.9%
Experienced
33.2%
Late Career
24.9%