The average salary for a Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills is $67,442.
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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 Robert Half International Inc., CBRE Group and Jones Lang LaSalle. Reported salaries are highest at Loudoun Medical Group where the average pay is $81,531. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Expedia, Inc. and Jones Lang LaSalle, earning around $74,657 and $66,395, respectively. Robert Half International Inc. pays the lowest at around $58,859. CBRE Group and CliftonLarsonAllen also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,605 and $63,094, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting, Month-End Close and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,133 based on 16 salaries. An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,130 based on 2,086 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,411 based on 3,288 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,131 based on 2,533 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,957.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.8% more) and Houston, Texas (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).
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