The average salary for a Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in New York, New York is $74,778.
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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 general ledger as needed.
- Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
- Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
- Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
- Investigate budget and variance issues.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting, Month-End Close, Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable.
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 $72,046 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,570 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,056 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,842.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.4% less).
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