Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $150,907 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$70,825 - $266,707
$71K
$170K
$270K
MEDIAN: $166,054
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$0$354K
Salary $70,825 - $266,707
Bonus $3,372 - $99,714
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $190,000
Total Pay (?
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$70,159 - $354,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134

Job Description for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Chief accounting officers (CAOs) are in charge of the entire accounting department of their institution. They are responsible for their company’s accounting operations and financial reporting functions. They oversee accounting and administrative staff. They must make sure that their staff follow procedures and adhere to various regulatory rules and regulations.

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Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Tasks

  • Oversee all accounting, including ledgers, assets, credit, collections, and accounts.
  • Oversee payroll and budgeting processes to ensure the flow of operations.
  • Oversee internal and external audits, and make recommendations and changes to processes.
  • Track records, plan, and file all state and federal taxes, along with internal and external financial reports.

Common Career Paths for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)


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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 52 salaries. A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $190,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $183,143

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Key Stats for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
60%

Experience Affects Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$183,000

▼11%

▼49%

Entry-Level
▼61%

Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

National Average
$183,000

CPA
▼6%


Accounting
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%