Based on 2,760 responses, the job of Senior Accountant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.76 out of 5. On average, Senior Accountants are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Senior Accountant?
There should be understanding between both sr. Authorities and junior. Have to initiative, encourage and provide data to get 100% accuracy. Have to see to get the job/ output in time with out any delay and mistakes. Have to co-operate at the time of work.
"Challenging, fastpaced position."
Pros: The challenge of not knowing what new situation will arise each day along with the day to day tasks keeps my job interesting. The satisfaction of solving the issues gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I also have a lot of flexibility on hours worked.
Cons: Some of what I enjoy about my job also is what I dislike at times. The stress of being the go to person is at times overwhelming.
Pros: Work-life balance, people, ability to accept new challenges, and work environment.
Cons: The lack of communication regarding positional, departmental or company-wide changes.
"Senior Accountant Review."
Pros: Ability to get involved in all aspects of the financial statements.
Cons: Monthly tasks become mundane over time.
"How much it varies from one company to another."
Be willing to work hard and long hours when necessary, meeting critical deadlines is crucial. If you don't know how to do something that is new to you, make sure to research it thoroughly. Don't accept someone telling you how to do something if it doesn't sound correct. Remember, you are there to protect the companies best interest which meanings performing at your best and making ethical decisions.
"Be very careful picking a major. You can start at 21,31or 50."
School is expensive, very! You should pick a career you like and you see many openings for.You can always do hobbies on the side. If you like numbers, making sure everything is neat, perfect, and matches, Accounting may be for you. In today's world, being good with computers and data manipulation is a plus, (treat computer classes at highest priority, especially excel and access) your elder colleagues won't understand but they'll event embrace it and it'll make things more efficient. Do your homework on salaries and companies you like, except nothing less. It's almost impossible to change paths after that, plus if you think you'll prove yourself, you're wrong. The under pay is so small, to match what others get would never satisfy budgets. Go for a big corporation, or public firm. Get CPA, Masters budget children. Long accounting hours and studying with home life, children/spouse is so very hard, almost impossible.
"Quality of Manager."
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