The average salary for a Senior Accountant with Auditing skills is $65,570.
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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 team…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Senior Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and CliftonLarsonAllen. Reported salaries are highest at EY (Ernst & Young) where the average pay is $71,270. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, earning around $70,582 and $69,852, respectively. Wipfli, Llp pays the lowest at around $57,820. Myers and Stauffer and CliftonLarsonAllen also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $58,680 and $62,839, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, Month-End Close, Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,664 based on 592 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,879 based on 555 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,913 based on 370 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,082.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.3% more) and Houston, Texas (16.9% more).
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