Average General Ledger Accountant Salary

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The average salary for a General Ledger Accountant is $53,559.
MEDIAN $53,559
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$41k - $71k
$275 - $6k
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$20 - $3k
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$39k - $70k

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Job Description for General Ledger Accountant

General Ledger Accountant Tasks
  • Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
  • Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.
  • Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.

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General Ledger Accountant
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Popular Skills for General Ledger Accountant

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

Pay by Experience Level for General Ledger Accountant

An entry-level General Ledger Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,975 based on 20 salaries. An early career General Ledger Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,294 based on 276 salaries. A mid-career General Ledger Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,289 based on 120 salaries. An experienced General Ledger Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,369 based on 105 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,209.
Employees with General Ledger Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (17.4% more) and Anchorage, Alaska (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (4.0% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).

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