$65,438
Avg. Salary
$26.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,596

Profit Sharing

$2,017

Commission

$1,962

The average pay for a Senior Accountant is $26.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Accountant is $65,438 per year.

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$27
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$39
90%
MEDIAN $27
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$83k
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MEDIAN $65,438
$50,728 - $82,526
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MEDIAN: $65,438
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$19.44 - $38.82
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$0$86K
Salary $50,728 - $82,526
Bonus $517 - $8,898
Profit Sharing $102 - $6,492
Commission $0.00 - $12,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,672 - $86,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16,772
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $19.44 - $38.82
Overtime $25.56 - $52.07
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $517 - $8,898
Commission $0.00 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $102 - $6,492
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,672 - $86,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,307

Job Description for Senior Accountant

Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage teams of accountants when working for larger companies.

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Senior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 3,298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 3,739 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 2,729 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,250 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,593

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Senior Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Accountant?

Senior Accountant in Manchester:
Pros: I enjoy my job but I would like room to learn more and have the opportunity to grow.
Cons: There is no room for growth.

Senior Accountant in Fort Worth:
"General ledger."
Pros: Annalysis, working in teams, travel.
Cons: High stress level. Late nights.

Senior Accountant in Minneapolis:
Pros: Experience like none other. Ability to try new things. Head up projects. Flexible work schedule. Travel.
Cons: Stress. Long Hours. Working 1-2 weekends a month. Not enough pay.

Senior Accountant in Topeka:
"CPA And Work History."
It is important to understand the impact on your career if you do not obtain a CPA license. It can mean the difference between being hired or not. Also, it seems that employers look for and value experience in the public sector even when they are in the private sector. Get your CPA and work for a while in a traditional public accounting firm. It will do you good in the job market later on.

Senior Accountant in Columbus:
"Much Responsibility And Tight Deadlines."
Be prepared to work long hours. Not necessarily extra time, but mentally long hours. Sometimes I just need a break after working 3 hours. Others I can work 12 hours and be fine.

Senior Accountant in New York:
"It Can Involve Long Hours When In The Corporate World."
Do your best - if you don't love it, leave it!

Senior Accountant in Owasso:
"Organization."
Accounting is less about math and more about organization.

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Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3020 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$67,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries




National Average
$67,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Budgeting
▼1%




▼3%




▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3020 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%