Average Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with Financial Reporting Skills Salary

$162,628
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$39,548
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with Financial Reporting skills is $162,628.
10%
$79k
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$163k
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$242k
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MEDIAN $162,628
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Salary
$79k - $242k
Bonus
$5k - $74k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $15k
Total Pay
$76k - $286k

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Job Description for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

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.

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Popular Skills for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Skills in Accounting, Senior Financial Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

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 $81,779 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,710 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $178,901.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 94 survey responses.
Early Career
6.4%
Mid Career
12.8%
Late Career
80.9%

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