Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) is $177,384
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)s?
An early career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,000 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,936 based on 19 salaries. …Read more
What Do Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)s Do?
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.
They must possess a bachelor's degree or master’s degree in accounting, business management, finance, or another relevant field. …Read more
- 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.